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Report: Padres 'unlikely to land' SP James Shields
by Igor Mello |

The Padres are on the "periphery" of the James Shields sweepstakes, and are "unlikely to land him," according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore also indicated earlier in the day that it's doubtful Kansas City will bring Shields back in 2015. Shields is reportedly seeking a five-year, $125-million offer. Shields is 114-90 with a 3.72 ERA over nine MLB seasons. According to the report, the teams with the heaviest interest remain unclear at this point.

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Report: Johan Santana shut down due to shoulder discomfort
by Larry Hartstein |

Pitcher Johan Santana is having shoulder discomfort and has been ruled out of the rest of the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs, reports NBC Sports. Santana, 35, had been drawing interest from multiple teams, including the Yankees, Blue Jays and Padres, who were following his starts in Venezuela.

Santana has not pitched in the majors since 2012 with the Mets. He's had repeated shoulder problems and is trying to come back from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered last June.

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Report: Cuban infielder Moncada works out for six teams in Florida
by Michael Hurcomb |

Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada has held private workouts with the Brewers, Rangers, Giants, Yankees, Red Sox and Padres in Florida, industry sources told The Dodgers, Rays, Cubs and Phillies are also showing strong interest in the 19-year-old infielder.

Because he is younger than 23 years old and did not play in a Cuban professional league for at least five seasons, Moncada is subject to the international signing guidelines.

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Yanks, Jays, Padres among teams interested in Johan Santana
by Michael Hurcomb |

The Yankees, Blue Jays and Padres are among six teams considering signing veteran starting pitcher Johan Santana, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Santana made his first start in the Venezuelan wnter league last Tuesday and is expected to start again Thursday.

Santana remains on the comeback trail after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in June. He has not pitched in the majors since 2012 with the Mets. Santana, who signed with the Orioles last season, missed the 2011 and 2013 seasons due to shoulder surgery. 

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Padres' Tyson Ross, Yonder Alonso avoid arbitration
by Igor Mello |

Padres right-hander Tyson Ross and Yonder Alonso both avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contracts, per the team's official website. Ross has settled for $5.25 million, per Alonso is set to make $1.65 million in 2015, per ESPN.

Ross registered a 2.81 ERA and 195 strikeouts over 195 2/3 innings last season. Alonso slashed .240/.285/.397 with seven homers and 27 RBI over 267 at-bats.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGSeth Smith , LF.266
HRYasmani Grandal , C15
RBIJedd Gyorko , 2B51
OBPSeth Smith , LF.367
SLGSeth Smith , LF.440
RYangervis Solarte , 3B56
SBEverth Cabrera , SS18
WTyson Ross , SP13
ERATyson Ross , SP2.81
WHIPTyson Ross , SP1.21
KIan Kennedy , SP207
SVJoaquin Benoit , RP11
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