James Darnell LF TB Oct 17 '79

Rays signed INF James Darnell to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Darnell batted just .246/.281/.361 in 2013 with the Padres' Triple-A team before being released in June. The 26-year-old is doubtful to make an impact for the Rays.

James Darnell LF TB Apr 02 '79

Padres released INF James Darnell.

Darnell was designated for assignment last week and went unclaimed on waivers. The 26-year-old has been ruled out for the season due to a left shoulder injury that could require surgery.

James Darnell LF TB Mar 30 '79

Padres released INF James Darnell.

Darnell cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 26-year-old is done for the season due to a left shoulder injury and could require another surgery.

James Darnell LF TB Mar 25 '79

Padres designated INF James Darnell for assignment.

Darnell is a career .297/.394/.502 hitter in the minors, but multiple shoulder surgeries have threatened to wreck his career. He's still just 26, though, so perhaps someone will take a shot on him on waivers.

James Darnell LF TB Mar 01 '79

James Darnell could need another surgery on his left shoulder after injuring it at Triple-A Tucson on May 14.

Darnell was hurt following a swing and was in San Diego last week to consult with team doctors. The 26-year-old has already had two operations on the shoulder -- one in 2011 and again in 2012 -- so this is obviously not a good development. Even if a decision is made against surgery, he'll be sidelined for a while.

James Darnell LF TB Feb 13 '79

Padres activated 3B/OF James Darnell from the 15-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.

Darnell is over his strained left oblique muscle and had been on a rehab assignment over the last week. He should be up with the Padres at some point later this season.

James Darnell LF TB Feb 07 '79

James Darnell (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

Darnell has been out all season with a strained left oblique. Once ready, he is likely to be assigned to Tucson.

James Darnell LF TB Dec 28 '78

James Darnell (oblique) could miss another two weeks with a strained left oblique.

Darnell has been dealing with the ailment all month and has been limited to 12 Cactus League plate appearances. He would have been an option to fill in at third base while Chase Headley (thumb) was out, but it appears he'll join Headley on the DL to start the season.

James Darnell LF TB Dec 13 '78

James Darnell is day-to-day with right oblique soreness.

There's no timetable for when Darnell will be cleared to return. While the injury isn't believed to be serious, he'll need to prove he's healthy if he has any chance to win a bench spot in spring training. The 25-year-old was limited to seven games at the major league level in 2012.

James Darnell LF TB Aug 13 '78

Padres activated OF James Darnell from the 60-day disabled list.

Darnell aggravated a left shoulder injury in May and eventually required arthroscopic surgery in August. Barring any setbacks, the 25-year-old outfielder should be ready for spring training.