Player News - Padres

Date: Team: Pos:

Padres designated LHP Travis Wood for assignment.

The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Jordan Lyles who was re-signed on Sunday. There's a chance that Wood could pass through waivers unclaimed and stick with the club on a minor league deal.
Dec 17 - 10:15 PM

Padres re-signed RHP Jordan Lyles to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

The 27-year-old hurler posted a 7.75 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 55/22 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 innings between the Rockies and Padres in 2017. He'll provide another rotation option for the Padres.
Dec 17 - 8:49 PM

MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports that the Reds have spoken with Craig Stammen's representatives recently.

Stammen had a nice bounce-back year in San Diego with a 3.14 ERA and 74/28 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings. He's also from Ohio, so playing in Cincinnati might appeal to him.
Dec 15 - 2:16 PM

Padres designated RHP Jose Ruiz for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Freddy Galvis. A former catcher, Ruiz spent nearly all of 2017 at the High-A level, holding a 5.98 ERA and 45/25 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings. He'll likely clear waivers.
Dec 15 - 1:19 PM

Padres acquired SS Freddy Galvis from the Phillies for RHP Enyel De Los Santos.

The deal is now official after being reported earlier Friday. Galvis gives the Padres a steady presence at shortstop that they've been lacking and offers them a stopgap at the position until Fernando Tatis Jr. is ready. The 28-year-old batted .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers and 14 steals in 2017.
Dec 15 - 1:15 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Padres have an agreement to acquire Freddy Galvis from the Phillies in exchange for pitching prospect Enyel De Los Santos.

Bleacher Report's Scott Miller first reported earlier Friday that talks between the Padres and Phillies were getting serious. Galvis is a plus defender and batted .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers and 14 steals in 2017. He'll be a free agent after the season, giving San Diego a stopgap at shortstop until Fernando Tatis Jr. is ready.
Dec 15 - 12:00 PM

Bleacher Report's Scott Miller reports that the Padres are in "serious" talks with the Phillies to acquire Freddy Galvis.

Miller adds that it's "close enough that a deal could happen today." Galvis has been connected to the Padres this week as they sought to upgrade their shortstop situation. The 28-year-old batted .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers and 14 steals over 162 games in 2017 and offers plus defense. Trading Galvis allows the Phillies to install J.P. Crawford at shortstop.
Dec 15 - 10:55 AM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Angels could be a fit for Chase Headley once the Ian Kinsler trade is completed.

This is assuming that the Angels are able to get the deal for Kinsler done, which as of Wednesday night was in a slight holding pattern. It was reported earlier Wednesday that the Padres were shopping both Headley and Yangervis Solarte, and the Angels have a need at both the hot corner and the keystone. Stay tuned.
Dec 13 - 8:57 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Padres are engaged in trade talks with Yangervis Solarte as well as Chase Headley.

The Headley reports confirm Bob Nightengale's report that the Padres were shopping him, but Solarte's name is new to the trade block. In 2017, the 30-year-old infielder hit .255/.314/.416 with 18 homers, and he played all over the infield. His versatility along with team-friendly contract that contains two team options could make him a hot commodity if the Padres are serious about moving him.
Dec 13 - 5:16 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today notes that the Padres are already drawing interest for Chase Headley.

San Diego just acquired Headley from the Yankees on Tuesday, but the veteran third baseman could be flipped for some younger and cheaper talent. Headley, who turns 34 years old next May, batted .273/.352/.406 with 12 home runs and 61 RBI over 147 games this past season with New York. He's owed $13 million in 2018 -- the final year of his current deal.
Dec 13 - 12:12 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Padres are getting calls on reliever Brad Hand.

Cafardo was told by one American League general manager that the Padres are asking for "an enormous return." And rightfully so. Hand owns a sterling 2.56 ERA in 154 appearances over the past two seasons. The southpaw is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Dec 12 - 3:22 PM

Padres acquired INF Deion Tansel from the Rays for INF Ryan Schimpf.

Tansel, 23, spent the 2017 season with Low-A Hudson Valley while batting .277/.336/.403 with three homers, 33 RBI, and seven steals over 53 games. He made starts between shortstop, second base, and the hot corner.
Dec 12 - 1:47 PM

Padres acquired RHP Bryan Mitchell from the Yankees in the Chase Headley trade.

While Chase Headley is now back in San Diego, Mitchell is the focus of the deal for the club. The 26-year-old owns an underwhelming 4.94 ERA and 64/44 K/BB ratio over 98 1/3 innings in the majors, but the Padres believe in his potential. Getting out of Yankee Stadium and the AL East should help. It's believed that the Padres will give him a chance to start.
Dec 12 - 1:35 PM

Padres acquired 3B Chase Headley, RHP Bryan Mitchell and cash considerations from the Yankees for OF Jabari Blash.

This is strictly a salary dump for the Yankees while the Padres are willing to take a shot on Mitchell turning the corner. Headley, who turns 34 next May, batted .273/.352/.406 with 12 homers and 61 RBI over 147 games this past season. He's owed $13 million in 2018. The reunion with Headley gives the Padres some flexibility to consider other trades.
Dec 12 - 1:33 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Yankees have traded third baseman Chase Headley and right-hander Bryan Mitchell to the Padres.

Finally, some action at the Winter Meetings. It's a reunion of sorts, as Headley was originally drafted by the Padres and played the first eight seasons of his career with the club. He's due $13 million in 2018, so the move helps the Yankees cut some payroll in order to make other additions and stay under the luxury tax. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Padres will indeed cover his remaining salary. Headley turns 34 next May and batted .273/.352/.406 with 12 homers and 61 RBI over 147 games this past season. Mitchell, 26, owns a 4.94 ERA and 64/44 K/BB ratio over 98 1/3 innings in the majors. The Padres think the change of scenery could pay off. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that outfielder Jabari Blash is coming back to the Yankees in the deal.
Dec 12 - 11:15 AM


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