(5/25/2008) The Padres returned Rule-5 draft pick infielder Callix Crabbe to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Padres send Crabbe to the minors
(5/18/2008)Callix Crabbe was sent to the minors by the Padres. Apparently, the Brewers didn't want the Rule-5 pick back.
Padres give up on Crabbe Rule-5 pick
(5/12/2008) The Padres purchased the contract of infielder Edgar V. Gonzalez from Triple-A Portland and designated Callix Crabbe for assignment. He might be offered back to Milwaukee for half of his $50K Rule-5 claiming fee.
Crabbe picks up first hit of career
(4/9/2008) Padres infielder Callix Crabbe singled in the 10th for his first major league hit Tuesday.
Crabbe's versatility proves useful
(4/2/2008) MLB.com reports Padres UTL Callix Crabbe came into spring training as a long shot to make the roster, but when final cuts were announced, his name was not called. His ability to play second base, shortstop, third base and all three outfield positions this spring contributed in San Diego keeping Crabee and optioning Luis Rodriguez to Triple-A Portland. "The versatility that he brought and the ability to go to the outfield and the infield, I think probably gave him the edge," Padres manager Bud Black said of his decision to keep Crabbe and not Rodriguez. "But it was close. It was a tough decision." Crabbe made his big league debut Thursday against the Astros, flying out to left while pinch-hitting for Enrique Gonzalez leading off the seventh.
Crabbe continues awesome spring
(3/17/2008) Padres 2B Callix Crabbe, acquired in the Rule 5 Draft from Milwaukee, went 3-for-3 with a double Monday at the Diamondbacks to raise his batting average to .415.
Crabbe showing live bat in camp
(3/5/2008) MLB.com reports Padres INF Callix Crabbe, acquired in the Rule 5 Draft from Milwaukee, has shown a live bat early in spring training and his ability to play every position around the infield except first base. Manager Bud Black said Crabee will also see more time on the outfield to further exhibit his versatility. "The versatility is a big plus for him," Black said. "There's a short little quick stroke. He puts the bat on the ball. He's got that line-drive, gap stroke from both sides of the plate that looks pretty good."
Padres find their starting 2B
(12/12/2007) The Padres agreed to terms with free-agent second baseman Tadahito Iguchi, pending a physical scheduled for Monday. Iguchi will replace Marcus Giles, who slumped badly and eventually lost his starting job during his one season in San Diego. Iguchi had some offers to play third base, according to his agent, Rocky Hall. "His No. 1 desire was to play in San Diego and at second base," Hall said. The move means top prospect Matt Antonelli will likely open the season in Triple-A, while Oscar Robles, Luis Rodriguez, Rule-5 pick Callix Crabbe and Craig Stansberry are potential backups now.
Padres get 2B Crabbe via Rule-5
(12/7/2007) The Padres selected right-handed pitcher Michael Gardner from the Yankees and infielder Callix Crabbe from the Brewers organization in the Rule-5 draft.