Will Venable OF SD 1 month ago

Venable is out of the lineup Thursday against the Cardinals, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Venable will take a seat with the left-handed Tim Cooney on the mound for the Cardinals on Thursday. The Padres will turn to Melvin Upton Jr. in center field and atop the order in his place, but Venable remains the primary center fielder at this point.

Will Venable OF SD 1 month ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

With lefty Mike Montgomery due up for Seattle, Venable will once again sit in favor of Melvin Upton Jr. in center field. Look for Venable and Upton to continue splitting time in center until Wil Myers (wrist) is ready to return, with Venable seeing almost all of the starts against right-handed pitching.

Will Venable OF SD 1 month ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports.

Melvin Upton Jr. will start in center field and bat eighth against lefty Robbie Ray, as interim manager Pat Murphy continues his strict platoon in center field. Venable figures to be in there for the final two games of the series, against right-handers Jeremy Hellickson and Chase Anderson.

Will Venable OF SD 1 month ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports.

He continues to platoon in center field with Melvin Upton Jr., seeing the lion's share of the starts as the left-handed bat. The 32-year-old Venable has logged just 18 at-bats against southpaws so far this season and his exposure to them figures to remain limited.

Will Venable OF SD 1 month ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Interim manager Pat Murphy has rid his lineup of lefty bats with southpaw Robbie Ray on the bump for Arizona. Melvin Upton Jr. will take over in center field and atop the order.

Will Venable OF SD 1 month ago

Venable is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Athletics.

Venable will get the day off with left-hander Scott Kazmir on the mound for Oakland. He'll cede center field duties to Melvin Upton, Jr., who will hit leadoff.

Will Venable OF SD 2 months ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

The Padres will go with a lineup consisting of all right-handed or switch bats to counter Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Melvin Upton Jr. will man center field with Wil Myers moving in to play first base, as Venable sits for the first time this month.

Will Venable OF SD 2 months ago

Venable went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

Venable cooled off a bit after recording seven base hits over his previous three contests. The outfielder is still hitting a healthy .333 on the month with six RBI, nine walks, 11 strikeouts and a home run.

Will Venable OF SD 2 months ago

Venable went 1-for-3 with a walk, stolen base, and two RBI in Monday's loss to the Angels.

Venable's two-run single tied the score at 3-3 in the seventh inning, taking starting pitcher Tyson Ross off the hook for the loss until the Padres ultimately surrendered the winning run in the ninth. Venable has produced five hits and two walks while slotting into the second spot in the order the last two games, which will likely allow him to stick around in that capacity for at least the next handful of contests.

Will Venable OF SD 2 months ago

Venable went 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored against the Dodgers in Sunday.

The outfielder has been seeing added playing time lately with Wil Myers sidelined, but has yet to really seize the opportunity. Venable will likely see extra at-bats in the short term, but will return to a predominantly reserve role once the Padres get completely healthy.