Padres release five Ems

There were going to be casualties. Besides the fact that there always are, it was compounded by a 26-50 season for the Eugene Emeralds. As a result, five players were given their walking papers.
October 15, 2004

Morton, McRoberts down, Lauderdale, De La O up

The San Diego Padres organization sent catcher Colt Morton and outfielder Mark McRoberts to the team's extended spring training camp and promoted left-hander Danny De La O and catcher Matt Lauderdale.
June 8, 2004

Minor League Rule V Report

The San Diego Padres filled out their minor league rosters with five selections from other teams' minor leagues. Four came from the Triple-A phase and another from the Double-A phase. They also lost five players, four from the Triple-A phase and one from the Double-A phase. A recap of the Padres' pickups and views from two scouts on the additions and the loss of one player in particular.
December 16, 2003