Yasmani Grandal had a .297 average with eight homers and 36 RBIs in 60 games with the San Diego Padres last year after a brief stop in Tucson. In November, he was suspended for 50 games for elevated testosterone levels.
Yasmani Grandal wears baseball's scarlet letter. He knows some people will look at him different. He hopes his teammates won't.
James Darnell, right, was all smiles before the 2011 All-Star Futures Game. Since then, his career has been sidetracked by various injuries.
Tucson Padres manager Pat Murphy has seen the aftermath of injuries ruin the careers of plenty of young, promising ballplayers.
San Diego Padres' Jedd Gyorko's home run traveled an estimated 426 feet into the second deck against the Diamondbacks.
SAN DIEGO - Ian Kennedy was trying to hang in against the San Diego Padres when he hung changeups to rookie Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable and watched them sail out of the park.
SAN DIEGO - Patrick Corbin pitched seven solid innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped their season-high four-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
San Diego's Yonder Alonso gestures after hitting a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks. Alonso's fifth-inning blast off Wade Miley gave the Padres a lead they wouldn't relinquish, even though Arizona rallied in the ninth.
SAN DIEGO - There were certain things manager Kirk Gibson expected out of his team heading into the season, areas in which he figured the Diamondbacks might struggle. Protecting leads late in games was not one of them.
After relocating to the United States in 2001 from his native home of Puerto Rico, then 17-year-old Rene Rivera barely knew English. What he did know was his career goal — to play 10 seasons of major-league baseball.
Roberto Lopez's eighth-inning single led to a Sawyer Carroll throwing error and an eventual 5-3 Salt Lake win over the Tucson Padres on Saturday night.
Tommy Layne stood in the airport, headed to San Antonio but further still - deeper into a minor-league system that had demoted the left-handed pitcher and made him question whether it was time to give a firefighting career a try.
Tucson pitcher Tommy Layne was ready to become a firefighter last year, until a move to the bullpen made him a completely different pitcher.
When Tim Stauffer found out he was being sent to Triple-A Tucson, the first person he thought about was his 10-month-old son, Noah.
Arizona's Trevor Cahill picked up his 12th win after yielding only two runs over six innings.
Arizona's Adam Eaton tied the game 2-2 with this triple and scored the go-ahead run on a balk moments later.
PHOENIX - Adam Eaton wreaked some havoc with his speed Wednesday night.
PHOENIX - A 30-pitch first inning did not doom Ian Kennedy's start against San Diego.
Ian Kennedy, who threw 30 pitches in the first inning, settled down and pitched into the eighth. He is 8-3 in his last 12 games.