Padres MLN: Not crisp until the ninth

Surprise, AZ-- The San Diego Padres extended spring training club traveled to Surprise to take on the Kansas City Royals squad. Five runs in the ninth inning were not enough to bring the Friars back.
May 19, 2007

Giants Swap Minor Leaguers With Padres

The Giants helped to resolve the crowded outfield picture in the higher levels, while getting a hard throwing reliever in return.
March 31, 2007

Padres trade Alfredo Fernandez to Giants

Peoria, AZ-- The San Diego Padres traded right-handed reliever Alfredo Fernandez to the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Michael Wagner. The also signed left-handed pitcher John Gragg.
March 31, 2007

Scouting Padres Prospect Alfredo Fernandez

A former starter that has been in the San Diego system since 2002, Alfredo Fernandez is beginning to make a name for himself as a reliever.
March 9, 2007

Tool Time: Top Fastballs - Relief Pitchers

There is nothing sexier than a relief pitcher that can bring the heat. Think Billy Wagner and Mariano Rivera – the Padres are stockpiling a number of flamethrowers in the pen and with the pen such an asset on the big league club they have extended that thought process to the minors.
February 15, 2007

The bullpen must always be Ready

The San Diego Padres know how important a strong bullpen is. They employ the same tactics in the minor leagues and the Fort Wayne Wizards were the staple of that success, bridging the gap between the starters and closer John Madden. Randy Ready talks about the bullpen prospects and more in an exclusive interview.
January 4, 2007

Fort Wayne announces team awards

Fort Wayne, IN – Following Saturday's regular season home finale, the Fort Wayne Wizards coaching staff and front office, in conjunction with Times Group Community Publications, awarded the 2006 team postseason awards.
September 2, 2006

Scouting Padres Prospect: Alfredo Fernandez

Blessed with a fastball that can leave scorch marks on the night sky, Alfredo Fernandez spent his second year with the Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League.
January 21, 2006