2015 San Diego Padres season
The 2015 San Diego Padres season was their 47th season in MLB, and their 12th at Petco Park. General Manager A. J. Preller had a busy offseason, acquiring a new starting outfield in Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, and Wil Myers, while adding to an already strong bullpen with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel. The Padres also signed free agent starting pitcher James Shields. San Diego traded away seven of its top 11 prospects, as rated by Baseball America entering the offseason.
|2015 San Diego Padres|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||A.J. Preller|
|Manager(s)||Bud Black (through June 14)|
Dave Roberts ( Acting, June 15)
Pat Murphy (Interim, starting June 16)
|Local television||Fox Sports San Diego|
(Dick Enberg, Mark Grant, Mike Pomeranz, Mark Sweeney, Jesse Agler)
Fox Deportes San Diego (Spanish)
(Eduardo Ortega, Carlos Hernández)
|Local radio||XEPRS-AM ("The Mighty 1090")|
(Ted Leitner, Bob Scanlan, Jesse Agler)
(Eduardo Otega, Pedro Gutierrez)
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After starting the season 32–33 and six games behind in the National League West, the Padres fired manager Bud Black, who had managed the team for eight-plus seasons. Bench coach Dave Roberts filled in as manager for one game until Pat Murphy was named the interim manager. After spending one season as a third base coach for the Diamondbacks, on October 29, 2015, Andy Green was named manager of the San Diego Padres.
- Stauffer signed with the Minnesota Twins.
- Johnson re-signed with the Padres.
November 3: Sent 3 players to the minors.
November 18: Signed Benji Gonzalez to a minor league contract.
November 20: Promoted 3 players from the minors, sent 2 to the minors, signed Griff Erickson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training, and sent Raymond Fuentes to the Kansas City Royals for Kyle Bartsch.
November 26: Blaine Boyer becomes a free agent.
- Boyer signed with the Minnesota Twins.
November 27: Signed Jason Lane to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 2: Everth Cabrera becomes a free agent.
December 3: Signed Bryant Aragon to a minor league contract.
December 5: Signed Clint Barmes.
December 11: Signed Trayvon Robinson to a minor league contract.
December 15: Signed Brett Wallace to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 16: Sent Juan Pablo Oramas to the minors.
December 18-December 20: Signed Brandon Morrow and made the following trades:
- Received Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz, and cash from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin.
- Received Derek Norris and Seth Streich from the Oakland Athletics for Jesse Hahn and R. J. Alvarez.
- Received Wil Myers, Ryan Hanigan, Jose Castillo, and Gerardo Reyes from the Tampa Bay Rays for René Rivera, Burch Smith, and Jake Bauers.
- Received Justin Upton and Aaron Northcraft from the Atlanta Braves for Jace Peterson, Max Fried, Dustin Peterson, and Mallex Smith.
- Sent Joe Ross and an unnamed player to the Washington Nationals.
- Sent Ryan Hanigan to the Boston Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks.
January 9: Signed Daniel McCutchen to a minor league contract.
January 15: Signed Luis Hernández to a minor league contract.
January 26: Invited 10 players to spring training and signed 2 others to minor league contracts with invites to spring training.
January 31: Signed Wil Nieves to a minor league contract.
February 5: Signed Zach Segovia to a minor league contract.
February 11: Signed James Shields.
National League WestEdit
|Los Angeles Dodgers||92||70||0.568||—||55–26||37–44|
|San Francisco Giants||84||78||0.519||8||47–34||37–44|
|San Diego Padres||74||88||0.457||18||39–42||35–46|
National League Wild CardEdit
|St. Louis Cardinals||100||62||0.617|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||92||70||0.568|
|New York Mets||90||72||0.556|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|San Francisco Giants||84||78||0.519||13|
|San Diego Padres||74||88||0.457||23|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
2015 National League Records
Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
|Bold||Padres team member|
|2015 San Diego Padres game log (74–88)|
|2015 San Diego Padres|
Both tables are sortable.
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
|AAA||El Paso Chihuahuas||Pacific Coast League||Jaime Quirk|
|AA||San Antonio Missions||Texas League||Rod Barajas|
|A-Advanced||Lake Elsinore Storm||California League||Michael Collins|
|A||Fort Wayne TinCaps||Midwest League||Randy Ready|
|A-Short Season||Tri-City Dust Devils||Northwest League||Freddie Ocasio|
|Rookie||AZL Padres||Arizona League||Rod Barajas|
|Rookie||DSL Padres||Dominican Summer League||Evaristo Lantigua|
(Updated as of August 7th, 2015.)
|AAA||El Paso Chihuahuas||Pacific Coast League||Pat Murphy
PCL American South
|AA||San Antonio Missions||Texas League||Rod Barajas||16||25||4th place|
|High A||Lake Elsinore Storm||California League||Michael Collins||10||30||5th place|
|A||Fort Wayne TinCaps||Midwest League||Randy Ready||24||16||1st place|
|Rookie||Tri-City Dust Devils||Northwest League||Freddie Ocasio||5||3||1st place|
|Rookie||Arizona League Padres||Arizona League||Rod Barajas||4||4||3rd place |
|Rookie||Dominican Summer Padres||Dominican Summer League||Evaristo Lantigua||26||33||5th place|
- Lin, Dennis (April 5, 2015). "Padres land Kimbrel, Upton in blockbuster". U-T San Diego. Archived from the original on April 7, 2015.
- Schoenfield, David (April 6, 2015). "Padres one step closer to World Series dreams with Craig Kimbrel". Archived from the original on April 7, 2015.
- Lin, Dennis (June 15, 2015). "Padres fire manager Bud Black". San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on June 15, 2015.
- "Former ASU baseball coach Pat Murphy named Padres interim manager". statepress.com. Retrieved June 16, 2015.