Marty McLeary went the distance in a shutout for Portland; Jordan Pickens plays long ball twice; Paul McAnulty is finally hitting for power; the new additions in Mobile are turning things around; Clayton Hamilton is coming into his own.
May 18, 2005
The San Diego Padres made their first plunge into free agency but it wasn't the splash many had hoped. They signed infielders Damian Jackson and Jesse Garcia and right-handed pitchers Marty McLeary and Mike Brunet. Each was signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
November 18, 2004
The San Diego Padres acquired Alex Gonzalez from the Montreal Expos on Thursday night for a player to be named or cash. Gonzalez is expected to replace Khalil Greene who is likely out for the season with a broken bone in his right index finger. Right-handed pitcher Marty McLeary was designated for assignment to make room.
September 17, 2004
Marty McLeary could be the pitcher the Padres need to face left-handed hitters. The righty has been phenomenal against them this year. Brad Baker sat out Monday and RD Spiehs could not close the deal. A scare in Lake Elsinore with Paul McAnulty running into the outfield wall. Travis Chick debuted for Fort Wayne and got the win while Drew Macias commented on his game winner Sunday. Clayton Hamilton got his first start, Yordany Ramirez more steals.
August 3, 2004
San Diego Padres' Director of Player Development, Tye Waller, joined up with John Conniff to get a mid-season update on the prospects within the system. Waller touched on how players such as Dennis Tankersley, Humberto Quintero, Jon Knott, Xavier Nady, and anyone who made an appearance with the big club, and explained his level of excitement for the future. Waller also broke down the individual teams starting with Portland.
July 23, 2004