Padres purchased the contract of RHP Tim Stauffer from Triple-A Tucson.
Stauffer, who was limited to one start last season due to flexor tendon surgery, had a 3.16 ERA and 38/15 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings over eight starts in Triple-A. It's not clear what his role will be with the Padres, but he's worth stashing away in NL-only fantasy leagues.
Alexi Amarista homered, doubled twice and scored three times Wednesday in the Padres' 8-4 win over the Orioles.
Amarista has homered in back-to-back starts. He has surprising pop for a little guy, with eight homers, six triples and 25 doubles in 404 major league at-bats. Unfortunately, he still hasn't managed to reach base consistently. The Padres will keep using him as a backup at second base and in center field, leaving him little fantasy value.
Burch Smith gave up five runs and three homers in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Nationals.
Smith struck out eight and walked just one, but there was no overcoming the homers. He has a 15.63 ERA after two starts, so his rotation spot is tenuous at best.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Padres don't intend to trade Chase Headley.
Headley has remained firm in his stance that he doesn't want to discuss a contract extension during the season, but that hasn't caused the Padres to panic. The 28-year-old third baseman won't become a free agent until after the 2014 season, so there is still plenty of time for the two sides to work out an agreement. And if they can't, the Padres can always explore the possibility down the road.
Carlos Quentin will return from the paternity leave list Saturday.
Quentin missed Thursday's game following the birth of his son and was placed on paternity leave Friday. The Padres will have to make a roster move Saturday in order to bring him back.