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