Veteran right-hander James Shields is headed to the Chicago White Sox as he has been traded by the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor leaguers Erik Johnson and Fernando Tatis Jr., according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball on Saturday afternoon.
Former no. 1 overall pick Matt Bush has gone from coveted draft pick to Florida prison inmate in what has been a long 12-year journey. Now, out of prison and managing his alcoholism, Bush appears to have a new respect and love for the game.
The Dodgers completed their 3-game sweep of the Padres on Wednesday night at Petco Park. The Padres got shutout again, for the third time in three games this season, as Andy Green's team searches for their first run.
For the first time in 12 years, a Major League Baseball team has played in Mexico. The Houston Astros, behind back-to-back homers from Carlos Correa and Tyler White, defeated the San Diego Padres in Mexico City, 11-1. The two will play another exhibition game on Sunday afternoon.