The San Diego Padres today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodney to a one-year Major League contract for the 2016 season with a club option for the 2017 season. In addition the club has also acquired right-handed pitcher Jean Cosme from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for right-handed pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcements.
The San Diego Padres today announced the 2016 Padres Community Caravan will cover San Diego County and Tijuana February 11-13. Padres players, coaches, alumni, executives and broadcasters, along with Pad Squad and the Swinging Friar, will travel around the region volunteering, meeting fans and visiting with our military and first responders prior to heading to Arizona for Spring Training presented by Southwest Airlines. Padres players and coaches expected to participate in various stops on the Caravan include Manager Andy Green, as well as James Shields, Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner, Cory Spangenberg, and more.
The San Diego Padres today announced the club's full 2016 promotional schedule, including the return of Way Back Wednesdays and Friday night Party in the Park presented by Southwest Airlines. In addition, this season will feature an expanded lineup of theme games with wide-ranging appeal.