San Diego Padres news: How to watch Padres games, Jose Iglesias returns, Ethan Salas steps up

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It's the last day of May and there is plenty of San Diego Padres news and notes to dive into as the calendar almost flips to June.

How to watch San Diego Padres game after Diamond Sports drops out

Wednesday's game with the Miami Marlins marks a change for the Padres and how fans can view games moving forward. After Diamond Sports Group lost the broadcast rights to Padres games by foregoing payment, Major League Baseball has taken over production and distribution of San Diego's games moving forward. With that, Padres fans won't find games on Bally Sports any longer but have plenty of other options to watch their favorite team.

For more information and other viewing options, click here to see what MLB is offering to Padres fans in terms of accessibility.

San Diego Padres bring back Jose Iglesias

After opting out of his minor league contract, Jose Iglesias has been re-signed by the Padres and assigned to Triple-A El Paso. He came back to the Chihuahuas with a vengeance, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI. He also showed off his defensive skills in a 15-14 win over Las Vegas.

Bringing back Iglesias gives the Padres additional depth, something that could be key as the season moves along. With the hand injury to Manny Machado and Ha-Seong Kim missing a short amount of time after fouling a ball off his knee, the Padres have shown that having quality depth is important and will likely be needed at some point in 2023.

San Diego Padres: Ethan Salas takes a big step

Salas, ranked third among all Padres prospects, made his debut for Low-A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday, becoming the first 16-year-old to play at that level since Julio Urias did for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013.

Bypassing rookie ball to head to Lake Elsinore, Salas made his debut a memorable one.

Salas turns 17 on Friday, and Padres fans are already salivating for what he could do behind the plate as he progresses up the organizational ladder.