• by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Padres active RP Marcos Mateo, recall RP Nick Vincent Tuesday

    The Padres made a couple of roster moves on Tuesday. Right-handed reliever Marcos Mateo was activated from the disabled list. Mateo landed on the DL back on Aug. 8 due to a neck strain. Additionally, the Padres recalled right-hander Nick Vincent from Triple-A El Paso. This will be Vincent's fourth stint with the Padres this season, though he hasn't been up with the club since the end of June.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Padres recall Kevin Quackenbush; option Nick Vincent to Triple-A

    The Padres promoted pitcher Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A on Wednesday, the team announced. Quackenbush produced a 3.10 ERA in 20 1/3 innings in an earlier stint with the Padres this season. To make room for Quackenbush, the team optioned pitcher Nick Vincent to Triple-A. Vincent went 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA over 12 2/3 innings this season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Nick Vincent back with Padres for a third time this season

    The Padres recalled reliever Nick Vincent from Triple-A El Paso after demoting infielder Jedd Gyorko on Wednesday. Vincent is in his third stint with the Padres. He has a 6.14 ERA in seven relief appearances this season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Padres activate P Shawn Kelley, option P Nick Vincent

    The Padres activated reliever Shawn Kelley from the disabled list Friday, the team announced. Kelley has been dealing with a calf strain and has not pitched since April 22. To make room for Kelley, the team optioned reliever Nick Vincent to Triple-A.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Padres to activate P Shawn Kelley, send down P Nick Vincent

    Padres righty reliever Shawn Kelley is set to be activated off the disabled list Friday after recovering from a calf strain, per MLB.com. He hasn't pitched since April 22. In a corresponding move, the team has optioned fellow reliever Nick Vincent to Triple-A El Paso. Vincent went out on a bad note, giving up two runs on three hits in one inning Thursday.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Nick Vincent up, Cory Mazzoni down for the Padres

    The Padres announced a pair roster moves prior to Friday's contest against the Rockies, per the team's official website. San Diego recalled right-hander Nick Vincent from Triple-A El Paso, and optioned right-hander Cory Mazzoni to Triple-A.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Padres call up Brandon Maurer, send down Nick Vincent

    The Padres sent RHP Nick Vincent to to Triple-A El Paso on Friday and called up RHP Brandon Maurer . Vincent is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA for the Padres in three games this season. Maurer was 1-4, 4.65 for the Mariners last season. The team also moved pitcher Cory Luebke from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL with an elbow injury.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Padres' Black: Joaquin Benoit to close, happy with options

    Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday that while Joaquin Benoit is set to be the team's closer, other relievers could see save chances as well, MLB.com reports. "You want to get your closer in games because that means you have a lead … and if he's closing games that means you are winning," Black explained. "That means at some point, we have got to put Joaquin down [because], he can't pitch every game. That's what I want." Black said he has five players available that he's comfortable using in the ninth inning: Benoit, Kevin Quackenbush, Shawn Kelley, Nick Vincent and Dale Thayer. "Joaquin is projected to be our closer but if he's down then we have a number of options to choose from, guys who have closed major-league games and guys who have been successful at it," Black said. "We have five guys we feel comfortable giving the ball to. That's one of those situations we won't know until we get into the season to see how guys are throwing, how well they're executing their pitches, their confidence, their arms, their stuff … all that stuff adds into the daily decision as to who might close a game if Joaquin is down." Benoit earned 11 saves in 12 chances with the Padres in 2014, posting a 1.49 ERA and 64:14 K:BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Nick Vincent earns win with two perfect innings Monday

    Padres pitcher Nick Vincent picked up a win Monday, retiring all six batters he faced in the sixth and seventh innings in his team's 4-3 victory over the Rockies. Vincent (1-2) struck out three in the outing while throwing 15 of his 21 pitches for strikes. He was called upon after the Rockies took the lead on a three-run home run with no outs in the sixth and combined with two other San Diego relievers to retire the last 12 batters of the game, including a whopping nine strikeouts. Vincent owns a 4.21 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 42:8 K:BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Nick Vincent activated from DL Saturday

    Padres pitcher Nick Vincent has been reinstated from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the Mets, the team announced. Vincent appeared in two rehab games with Class A Lake Elsinore, registering a scoreless frame in each outing.Vincent will likely slide back into his late-inning role as a setup man, just behind newly appointed closer Joaquin Benoit.