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25 Will Venable CF
Height/Weight: 6-3/205 | Birthdate: 10/29/1982 | Birthplace: Greenbrae, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: San Diego | College: Princeton | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $2,675,000 | Owned/Started%: 3/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Padres' Will Venable, Cory Spangenberg combine for 7 hits


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) As a team, the Padres posted 20 hits in Sunday afternoon's 11-3 win over the Dodgers. 

Outfielder Will Venable and infielder Cory Spangenberg combined for seven of those hits in the win. Venable went 4 for 5 and scored three runs while Spangenberg went 3 for 5 with one run scored. 

Despite the barrage of hits and runs, neither recorded an RBI. 

For Venable, this marked the first time this season and the ninth time in his career that he's recorded four hits in a game. Venable now has a slash line of .292/.354/.472. 

This is the second time Spangenberg has recorded a three-hit game. He's slashing .236/.296/.371. 


Derek Norris, Alexi Amarista return to lineup for Padres


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Padres catcher Derek Norris is back in the lineup for Sunday's series-finale against the Dodgers. Norris will bat fifth. 

Norris had a day off on Saturday. Alexi Amarista is also back in the lineup and will play third base. This moves Cory Spangenberg from third to second base. Spangenberg will bat six Amarista will hit eighth. 

Outfielder Will Venable, who hit fifth on Saturday, will bat second Sunday. 


Padres' Black: It's good to see Will Venable playing like he is now


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) With Wil Myers and Yonder Alonso sidelined with injuries, Padres outfielder Will Venable is making the best of his recent playing time, per U-T San Diego.

Venable singled in a run and swiped a base in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Cubs. He is hitting .385 (10 for 26) with five runs scored, a double, a triple, a home run, three RBI and a .484 on-base percentage over his last eight games played.

"Will Venable is doing a nice job for us," manager Bud Black said. "Obviously, in the first five, six weeks of the season, he had to take a step back and he handled it so professionally. We run those guys out there every day and his starts were few and far between, but man, he hangs in there.

"He's always ready. He's always prepared. He's such a great team guy. It's good to see him playing like he is now and contributing. He's going to play now that (Myers) is down and Yonder's down. He's going to do his part."


Padres RF Will Venable drives in two runs Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Padres right fielder Will Venable went 3 for 5 and drove in two runs to help lead the Padres to a 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Venable hit a solo home run and triple during the game. He raised his batting average to .200. Prior to Friday's three-hit game, Venable had been 0 for 15 in his last 10 games


Padres' Wil Myers to make first career start at 1B on Friday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) Wil Myers will leadoff and make his first career start at first base for Padres on Friday in Arizona.

Will Venable will bat seventh and get his second start of the year in center field for the Padres.

Myers has only played the outfield during his two-plus years in the major leagues, occasionally serving as the designated hitter while with the Rays.


Padres OF Will Venable hits home run in win over Rockies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning of Monday's 14-3 win over the Rockies. 

The homer is Venable's second of the season. With the Padres scoring nine runs in the first two innings, Venable came off the bench and entered the game in the fourth inning. He finished the game 1 of 2. 

Venable now has a slash line of .267/.267/.667. 


Padres' Justin Upton (quad) out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs due to a quad strain.

It'll be the first game this season Upton hasn't started for the Padres. He's hit .326/.373/.630 with three home runs and eight RBI in 46 at-bats. He felt better after receiving postgame treatment, MLB.com reports, and the injury doesn't appear to be serious.

"We’re optimistic about it," manager Bud Black said before Sunday's game, per U-T San Diego. "We will watch it, treat it and hopefully it will be all right (Monday). And if not, hopefully Tuesday. We’re not going to push this. When you’re talking muscle strains, you never really know."

With Upton sidelined, Will Venable will draw the start in left field, while catcher Derek Norris will shift to the cleanup spot after not starting Saturday.

The Padres are underdogs (+120) in Chicago Sunday.


Padres' Will Venable hits solo home run in win over Giants


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a solo home run in the seventh inning of San Diego's 6-4 win over the Giants on Sunday. 

Venable hit the home run off of Yusmeiro Petit on the second pitch of the at-bat. Venable finished the game 1 of 4, which included a strikeout. His batting average through the first week of the sason is now .286. 


Wil Myers among the candidates to hit leadoff for Padres


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) The Padres don't have a prototypical leadoff hitter on their 40-man roster, so manager Bud Black is already trying to pare down the potential candidates he does have at his disposal, per U-T San Diego.

Yangervis Solarte, Will Venable, Cameron Maybin and Wil Myers -- let’s start there,” Black said of the options at the top of his list.

However, of that list of players, Myers is the only one assured of playing every day. He has a career .324 on-base percentage.


Report: Marlins show interest in Andy Dirks, Will Venable


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) Looking to add a fourth outfielder, the Marlins have expressed interest in outfielders Andy Dirks and Will Venable, reports MLB.com.

The left-handed Dirks missed the 2014 season after suffering from hamstring and back issues. Venable hit .224 with eight home runs and 33 RBI over 406 at-bats in 2014.


Report: Orioles interested in Padres' Will Venable, Seth Smith


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) The Orioles have continued dialogue with the Padres regarding trading for an outfielder, with Padres outfielders Will Venable and Seth Smith drawing the most interest from the team, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Either player would address the team's need for lefthanded hitters who fare well against righthanded pitching. While neither figures to receive significant playing time in San Diego after the Padres imported three outfielders via trade this offseason, either Smith or Venable would be expected to assume a platoon role with Baltimore at the outset of the season with the potential to earn a full-time starting position.


Gyorko, Smith, Maybin among Padres players tendered contracts


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Padres have tendered contracts to 32 players, including seven that were already under contract for the 2015 season. Those seven include: right-hander Joaquin Benoit, left-hander Cory Luebke, infielder Jedd Gyorko and outfielders Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Seth Smith and Will Venable.

Will Venable enters as pinch runner


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable, who hadn't played in any capacity since leaving Wednesday with a strained back, appeared as a pinch runner Sunday at Arizona.

The Padres return home Monday to play the Phillies.


Will Venable still out of lineup with back injury


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) Will Venable was absent from the Padres' starting lineup for the third straight game with a strained back. He remains day to day with the injury. Cameron Maybin received the start in center field on Sunday at the Diamondbacks.

Will Venable remains out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game in Arizona.

Venable hasn't played since Wednesday due to a back strain. He has hit .222/.287/.318 line with six home runs, 27 RBI and nine stolen bases in 365 at-bats.


Will Venable held out of starting lineup Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable was held out of the starting lineup Friday night against the Diamondbacks. Venable suffered a back strain on Wednesday. He is hitting .222/.287/.318 line with six home runs, 27 RBI and nine stolen bases in 365 at-bats.

Will Venable leaves game Wednesday with back strain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable was removed from Wednesday's game due to a back strain, the team announced.

Venable was 0 for 1 and drew a walk before being removed. He hasn't delivered a multi-hit game since recording four of them in a row at the beginning of August. Venable owns a .222/.287/.318 line with six home runs, 27 RBI and nine stolen bases in 365 at-bats.


Will Venable goes deep as pinch-hitter Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable didn't get the start but made his impact felt as a pinch-hitter on Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Venable took Matt Stites deep for a two-run home run in the eighth inning to propel his team to a 7-4 win over Arizona. He finished 1 for 1 with a run scored and two RBI. He is hitting .223 with six homers and 27 RBI over 336 at-bats.

Will Venable knocks fourth home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable went 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 12-1 win over the Cardinals Wednesday.

Venable was just 1 for 14 in his last five games heading into Wednesday. He put his team up 4-0 with an RBI single in the fourth inning and capped off an eight-run seventh inning with a three-run home run. Venable has hit .212/.264/.306 with four home runs, 21 RBI and six stolen bases in 288 at-bats.


Will Venable keys Saturday win for Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Where there was a Will, there was a way for the Padres on Saturday against the White Sox. That is, outfielder Will Venable, who went 4 for 4 with two doubles, including one that drove in the first run of the game.

Venable raised his average from .194 to .213 with his first four-hit game since August 17.


Will Venable singles in two at-bats off bench Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable went 1 for 2 with a single in his team's 12-6 loss to the Diamondbacks Wednesday.

Venable, who hadn't played since Saturday due to a foot injury, came on in a double-switch in the fifth inning and remained in for the remainder of the game. He has hit .194/.270/.263 with one home run and eight RBI in 160 at-bats.


Will Venable remains out of lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable remains out of the starting lineup in Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Venable hasn't played since Sunday while dealing with soreness in his right foot. He has hit .190/.267/.259 with one home run and eight RBI in 158 at-bats.


Foot keeps Will Venable on the sidelines


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable is out of the lineup yet again Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, due to soreness in his right foot. The injury is lingering from being hit in Sunday's game, and he remains day to day moving forward. 

Will Venable scratched Monday due to sore foot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Padres outfielder Will Venable was a late scratch Monday against the Diamondbacks in Arizona because of a sore right foot. Alexi Amarista replaced Venable in the lineup.

Venable was hit on the foot by a Jason Hammel pitch in the first inning of Sunday's win over the Cubs, but played the entire game. He is hitting .190 with one home run and eight RBI in 158 at-bats.

Switch at top of order not helping Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) The flip-flop of Everth Cabrera and Will Venable in the Padres lineup has not sparked either. Cabrera was moved to second in the order with Venable leading off beginning May 5.

Since then, Cabrera is 7 for 31. His average has dropped from .295 to .252 since late April. Venable is 5 for 30 since May 5 and hitless in four of the eight games he's played. His .248 on-base percentage precludes any chance of effectiveness as a leadoff hitter.