When news broke Thursday that the Oakland Athletics had released Scott Moore, the third baseman wasn't already on a plane to Tucson - he was already in Kino Stadium.
Daniel Robertson had a pair of two-out RBI singles, and three Tucson pitchers combined on a shutout in the Padres' 6-1 win over the host Las Vegas 51s in the opening game of a doubleheader sweep Friday night.
With friends and family in attendance including his grandmother and several aunts and uncles, Tacoma Rainiers designated hitter Stefen Romero , a Sunnyside High School graduate, gestures toward the stands while in the dugout.
Tacoma Rainiers' Brandon Bantz slides safely into third base as Tucson Padres' Gregorio Petit is unable to make a play during the fourth inning at Kino Stadium on Tuesday night.
Stefen Romero got into baseball for the snow cones.
The first 2,000 kids at the Tucson Padres game Friday will receive a free Padres T-Shirt jersey, compliments of Diamond's Children Center.
Eegee's has vouchers that are good for two free admission tickets to Tuesday night Padres games, which are valid at any Tuesday home game.
Playing for the Tucson Padres is new to Brandon Allen, but the setting itself is very familiar.
Arizona's Wil Nieves beats the throw home during the sixth inning of Sunday's split-squad spring training game at Kino Stadium. The Diamondbacks beat the Padres 8-6 in the first of two exhibition games scheduled in Tucson this week.
When Sawyer Carroll arrived at the Padres' spring training facility in Peoria a little before 7 a.m. Sunday, the idea of a two-hour bus ride to Tucson wasn't all that appealing.
Padres catcher Nick Hundley looks at baseball cards handed to him by a fan at the Peoria Sports Complex. The former UA standout projects as San Diego's starter until at least May.
PEORIA - Nick Hundley carries an air of confidence unexpected for a player who was previously demoted.
Tucson took a 3-0 lead into the ninth inning Saturday night at Reno, only to see reliever Jason Ray allow four runs in a 4-3 loss to the Aces.
Thad Weber was enjoying lunch Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. It was the 10th day of a Toledo Mud Hens road trip, and he had no reason to believe the 11th day would be any different.
Tucson 3, Colorado Springs 1
Tucson Padres manager Terry Kennedy is embarrassed. He's also angry, frustrated and annoyed.
The Tucson Padres sent 12 batters to the plate and scored seven runs in the fourth inning Sunday while holding off host Albuquerque for a 10-8 victory at Isotopes Park.
Padres pitcher Matt Palmer, 6-7 going into Monday's game, was the starter Monday against Tacoma, which lost both games of Sunday's doubleheader to Tucson but won last night.
The Tucson Padres aren't contending for any division titles. They aren't headed to the playoffs and they won't post a .500 season.