Oxspring on having his contract sold to Japan

Days after interviewing Chris Oxspring for a story on his development and excitement about returning to San Diego to compete for a roster spot, the Australian native was sold to Japan. Which begged the questions – what did it mean and did the right-hander have any say? We went back to the source to find out some answers.
January 7, 2006

Padres claim Laforest; Oxspring sold

The San Diego Padres claimed catcher Pete Laforest off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and have sold the contract of right-handed pitcher Chris Oxspring to the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese Central League.
December 9, 2005

Top 30 San Diego Padres' Prospects

Here are the Top 30 Padres' prospects. MadFriars.com gives a little insight on each selection in our rankings but will follow up more in depth with individual scouting reports on each player throughout this off-season, starting in descending order.
December 5, 2005

Padres Interview: Chris Oxspring

We sat down with Chris Oxspring, the hero of Australia's Silver Medal winning Olympic team in 2004 and one of the more intriguing Padres' prospects. After a few up and down months in Portland this year, "Ox" seemingly found his stride in August going 5-0 in six starts with a 2.14 ERA...and made his Major League debut on Friday
September 3, 2005

Breslow, McAnulty, Oxspring called to San Diego

The San Diego Padres recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Oxspring, left-handed pitcher Craig Breslow, and first baseman/outfielder Paul McAnulty from Triple-A Portland on Thursday.
September 1, 2005

Chris Oxspring named Pitcher of the week in PCL

The Pacific Coast League today named Portland right-handed pitcher Chris Oxspring its Pitcher of the Week.
August 15, 2005

Madfriars.com in Portland: Beavers throw blanks

Portland pitchers shut down Skysox bats, 6-0 in the opener and 1-0 in the nightcap in a seven inning doubleheader.
August 14, 2005

Steve Baker finding his stroke; LE no wins in 13

Consecutive shutouts in Portland with Chris Oxspring and Jack Cassel pitching blanks. Jared Wells pitched well but the hitting did not come around until late in game one. Steve Baker helped the offense in game two and Sean Thompson got a victory. Lake Elsinore lost again but the pitching vastly improved. Mike Sansoe's streak is kaput and Jon Link suffers his worst loss. Two of the newest in Peoria get praise and Ernesto Frieri keeps chugging.
August 14, 2005