Casey Close has become one of Major League Baseball’s heaviest hitters without swinging a bat.
U.S. employers probably added more workers to payrolls in March than the 175,000 a month earlier as the jobless rate fell.
The San Diego Padres’ owners hired bankers Allen & Co. and Moag & Co. to sell the team.
The San Diego Padres will move in portions of their outfield wall to try to increase scoring at Petco Park, which allowed the second-fewest home runs of any Major League Baseball stadium in each of the past two seasons.
Outfielder Cameron Maybin signed a contract with the San Diego Padres that carries him through the 2016 season, with a club option for the following year.
Former New York Yankees infielder and San Diego Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman, who as an active player served as a pilot in the Marines during World War II and the Korean War, has died. He was 89.
Ralph Kiner, the Pittsburgh Pirates slugger who was one of the most productive home-run hitters of his era and later became an original broadcast voice of the New York Mets, has died. He was 91.
Greg Maddux said it was impossible for him to choose between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs, so the pitcher’s Hall of Fame plaque won’t include a Major League Baseball team logo on its cap.
Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod are reuniting with Theo Epstein at the Chicago Cubs, years after the trio helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2004 and again in 2007.
The San Diego Padres have given manager Bud Black a three-year contract extension through 2013, the team said.