• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rays sign four players to minor-league deals

    The Rays signed catcher Ali Solis, pitcher Santiago Garrido, infielder/outfielder James Darnell and shortstop Ray Olmedo to minor-league contracts Monday. All four players received invites to spring training.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    James Darnell released by Padres

    The Padres have released third baseman James Darnell, MLB.com reports. He was hitting .246/.281/.361 at Triple-A Tucson in 15 games.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Padres designate James Darnell for assignment

    The Padres have designated infielder James Darnell for assignment, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Darnell was hitting .246/.281/.361 in 15 games for Triple-A Tucson.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    James Darnell may need another surgery

    Padres outfielder James Darnell could need another surgery on his injured left shoulder, MLB.com reports Monday. Darnell injured the shoulder with Triple-A Tucson May 14. Darnell was in San Diego last week to confer with team doctors. He already has had two operations on the shoulder in 2011 and 2012. Darnell is likely to be sidelined for a long time.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Healthy James Darnell off to minors

    The Padres optioned outfielder James Darnell to Triple-A Tucson after activating him from the disabled list Saturday, the team announced. Darnell, who had been out since spring training with an oblique injury, recently completed a minor-league rehab assignment.

  • by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com

    James Darnell plays the field at Triple-A

    Padres outfielder James Darnell played the field for Triple Tucson Tuesday, his first time doing so since beginning his rehab assignment, MLB.com reports. The 26-year-old has been sidelined since spring training due to a left oblique injury. "He seems to be over his oblique," manager Bud Black said. "I think he's right about now probably considered a healthy player working his way back to the major leagues, based on performance."

  • by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com

    James Darnell starts rehab stint

    Padres third basemen James Darnell, who is on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury, started a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson Monday night. He went 1 for 4 with a double and two strikeouts for the Padres.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Padres place James Darnell on 15-day disabled list

    The Padres have placed James Darnell on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced. With both Chase Headley and Logan Forsythe out with injuries to begin the season, Darnell could have earned some at-bats in April at third base for San Diego. Instead, a strained left oblique pushes him to the DL as well, where he'll likely miss about another two weeks. The Padres will use Cody Ransom and Jedd Gyorko at third base until Headley returns.

  • by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com

    Injury costing James Darnell opportunity

    Padres prospect James Darnell has been slowed by a strained left oblique during camp and it could have cost him a big opportunity. With Chase Headley expected to miss the first few weeks of the regular season, Darnell, a third baseman by trade, has not been able to get work at the hot corner. "I don't view it as bad luck. I just want to be effective and help the team win," he said. "In this game, you have to have a short memory and keep plugging away. All the other stuff is in the past."Darnell batted .267 with seven homers, 21 RBI and a .500 slugging percentage in 31 games at Triple-A Tucson last season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Shoulder a non-issue for Darnell

    MLB.com reports Padres prospect James Darnell, who has undergone shoulder surgery twice in the last two years, said his shoulder is healthy and he feels strong heading into camp. "They did a great job. They tightened it to the point where it can't move around, in the front and back," Darnell said. "Both of [the injuries] were the result of playing hard, and that just happens. But you just keep going. It's behind me now. It feels really strong. All the muscles are strong."