Will Venable CF/RF SD 6 days 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 CF/RF SD 1 week 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 CF/RF SD 1 week 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.

Will Venable CF/RF SD 1 week ago

Venable will start in center field and bat fifth Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Venable has seen most of the time in center field since Wil Myers (wrist) hit the shelf, but Saturday marks just his second time in the five-hole. He's primarily hit in the bottom third of the order, but with a .325/.413/.475 batting line so far in May, it's possible Venable could continue to occupy a more prominent lineup spot.

Will Venable CF/RF SD 4 weeks ago

Venable got a rare start Friday night and responded going 3-for-5 including a triple and a homer in the 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

Venable scored two runs and grabbed two RBI's in the breakout performance and may have garnered more playing time with this strong effort. He took over at center-field as Myers manned first base and this may become a regular occurrence with the injury to Yonder Alonso.

Will Venable CF/RF SD 1 month ago

Venable will start in center field Tuesday against the Giants.

Venable will replace a slumping Wil Myers in the lineup Tuesday against right hander Ryan Vogelsong. Manager Bud Black is batting Cory Spangenberg in Myers' usual leadoff spot and slotting Venable into the sixth spot in the lineup.

Will Venable CF/RF SD 1 month ago

Venable went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer after entering Monday's game as a replacement for Justin Upton.

The Padres have used Venable sparingly, even after trading Cameron Maybin to Atlanta on the eve of Opening Day. He's started just two games this season while compiling a 4-for-15 mark with a pair of homers in nine appearances.

Will Venable CF/RF SD 2 months ago

Venable is batting .227 this spring with 13 strikeouts and five walks in 44 at-bats. He has added one home run, four doubles, and five RBI. The Union-Tribune reports that Venable is a likely candidate to be a backup outfielder on the Padres' Opening Day roster.

With the Padres' outfield overhaul this offseason, Venable will have to settle in to a reserve role this season behind Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton. Venable is a valuable asset for the Padres due to his ability to play all three outfield positions. He also adds a left-handed bat to a mostly right-handed roster.

Will Venable CF/RF SD 8 months ago

Venable is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

Venable has been relegated to the bench the entire series, with the Rockies starting three consecutive left-handers. Tommy Medica and Rymer Liriano will occupy the corner outfield spots against Yohan Flande.

Will Venable CF/RF SD 8 months ago

Venable is out of the lineup Tuesday.

Tommy Medica and Rymer Liriano will patrol the outfield corners for the second day in a row, as Venable continues to be used as a part-time player down the stretch.