John Baker


SAN DIEGO (AP) Padres third baseman Chase Headley requested a raise of nearly $7 million Friday when players and teams swapped figures in salary arbitration.


SAN DIEGO (AP) Outfielder Will Venable and the San Diego Padres have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2,675,000, a raise of $1.2 million.


Davey Johnson has managed clubs that were forced to deal with injuries, but never quite like this.