Padres continue pursuit of free agent Machado

Baseball / MLB Feb 15, 2019

Padres continue pursuit of free agent Machado

The San Diego Padres have doubled down on their pursuit of free agent infielder Manny Machado. Padres general manager A.J. Preller flew to Miami last week to have a second meeting with Machado, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Multiple media outlets subsequently confirmed ...

Padres recall Kazuhisa Makita from minors

Baseball / MLB Jul 8, 2018

Padres recall Kazuhisa Makita from minors

The San Diego Padres said they have called up right-hander Kazuhisa Makita from the minors Saturday, the day after the National League team optioned the Japanese to Triple-A El Paso. The 33-year-old reliever was summoned from El Paso to cover for left-hander Jose Castillo, who ...

Padres call up Kazuhisa Makita from minors

Baseball / MLB Jun 25, 2018

Padres call up Kazuhisa Makita from minors

The San Diego Padres announced Sunday they have called up Kazuhisa Makita from the minors again after sending the Japanese submarine right-hander down for the second time earlier this month. The 33-year-old reliever, who moved to the majors on a two-year deal over the winter, ...

Padres send struggling Kazuhisa Makita to minors

Baseball / MLB May 8, 2018

Padres send struggling Kazuhisa Makita to minors

The San Diego Padres said Monday they have sent struggling right-hander Kazuhisa Makita down to the minors. The 33-year-old reliever, known for his underhand delivery, has been optioned to Triple-A El Paso after going without a win, loss or a save in 14 games ...

Padres acquire Kazuhisa Makita from Seibu

Baseball / MLB Jan 7, 2018

Padres acquire Kazuhisa Makita from Seibu

The San Diego Padres have signed Seibu Lions submarine right-hander Kazuhisa Makita via the posting system, the National League club announced Saturday. Makita inked a two-year contract with the Padres worth about $4 million. Seibu submitted the paperwork for him to move to the majors ...

Ex-pitcher Saito lands job as adviser for Padres

Baseball / MLB Dec 27, 2016

Ex-pitcher Saito lands job as adviser for Padres

Former major leaguer Takashi Saito has been appointed club adviser for the San Diego Padres and will take on the new role starting Jan. 1, baseball sources said Tuesday. The 46-year-old had been working as an intern at the National League club's front office after ...