Player News - Padres

Date: Team: Pos:

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Padres are aggressively shopping Yangervis Solarte.

The 29-year-old slashed an impressive .286/.341/.467 with 15 homers and 71 RBI in 443 plate appearances with the Padres in 2016 while serving primarily as their cleanup hitter. He's in his first year of arbitration though and is projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $2.7 million in the process. While that may not seem excessive, the Padres are trying to cut payroll and may look to get what they can now for one of their top trade chips.
Source: FOX Sports
Dec 4 - 9:11 PM

Padres signed RHP Carlos Fisher to a minor league contract.

The 33-year-old hasn't pitched in the big leagues since the 2011 season but has refused to give up the dream. He spent the 2016 season in the Rangers' system where he compiled a 4.40 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 63/22 K/BB ratio in 47 frames at Triple-A Round Rock.
Dec 3 - 10:03 AM

Padres signed INF Dusty Coleman to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old spent the 2016 campaign in the Royals' organization where he slashed .244/.302/.418 with six homers and 26 RBI in 63 games primarily at Triple-A Omaha. He'll add organizational infield depth for the Padres.
Dec 3 - 10:01 AM

Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Friday that the club would consider re-signing Tyson Ross at a lower cost.

Ross spent the past four years as the ace of the Padres' staff before being non-tendered on Friday. Shoulder woes limited him to just one start in 2016 while earning $9.625 million.
Dec 2 - 9:22 PM

Padres non-tendered C Hector Sanchez.

While not the biggest name of the six players that the Padres non-tendered on Friday, Sanchez could make for an intriguing option on the free agent market. The 27-year-old has hit .241/.278/.354 with 13 homers and 95 RBI over 646 plate appearances in his major league career.
Dec 2 - 9:04 PM

Padres non-tendered INF Jose Pirela.

The move makes the 27-year-old a free agent. He has slashed an unimpressive .226/.246/.321 with one home run and eight RBI over 144 plate appearances in his career at the major league level.
Dec 2 - 9:02 PM

Padres non-tendered RHP Erik Johnson.

The 26-year-old is expected to miss the entirety of the 2017 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October. He could make for an interesting option on the free agent market on an incentive-laden minor league deal.
Dec 2 - 8:59 PM

Padres non-tendered RHP Jon Edwards.

Edwards missed the entire 2016 campaign after suffering a flexor strain during spring training. The 28-year-old posted a 4.32 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 22/16 K/BB ratio across 16 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Padres in 2015. He may have to settle for a minor league deal on the free agent market.
Dec 2 - 8:56 PM

Padres non-tendered INF Alexi Amarista.

The 27-year-old had a mediocre season in a utility role for the Padres in 2016, hitting .257/.295/.271 with no homers, 11 RBI and nine stolen bases in 150 plate appearances. He'll look for another opportunity in free agency but is likely to be irrelevant in most fantasy formats regardless of where he lands.
Dec 2 - 8:53 PM

Padres non-tendered RHP Tyson Ross.

The 29-year-old right-hander made just one start before he was shut down for the season with a shoulder issue. He eventually required surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome which puts his status in question for the start of the 2017 season. Still, it's a bit of a surprising move after Ross pitched to a 3.16 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.2 K/9 over 522 innings since joining the club in 2013. He'll be an interesting commodity on the free agent market.
Dec 2 - 8:36 PM

Padres acquired RHP Pedro Avila from the Nationals in exchange for C Derek Norris.

Avila is a lottery ticket as a guy who will turn 20 in January and who has put up a 2.93 ERA and 184/56 K/BB ratio across 156 2/3 innings in the lower minors. Norris is arbitration-eligible this winter for the final time.
Dec 2 - 5:16 PM

Padres released OF Oswaldo Arcia.

He was designated for assignment about a week ago. Arcia spent time with four different teams this past season, hitting .203 with eight homers and 23 RBI over 202 at-bats. After passing through waivers unclaimed, the 25-year-old is now a free agent.
Nov 26 - 9:04 PM

Padres prospect right-hander Yimmi Brasoban received stem cell/platelet-rich plasma therapy last week for an elbow issue.

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune notes that Brasoban has been mentioned as a possible selection in next month's Rule 5 Draft, but this situation could change that. The 22-year-old posted a 2.39 ERA and 48/17 K/BB ratio over 49 innings this past season between High-A and Double-A.
Nov 23 - 1:44 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, for the Padres to trade Wil Myers they would have to be "blown away" by an offer.

Myers survived the team's barrage of trades this summer and now the Padres are looking to make him their franchise cornerstone. The two sides have begun extension talks, though no deal is imminent. Myers had his best season this year, hitting .259 with 28 HR, 94 RBI and 28 steals. Most of those were career-highs.
Source: Fox Sports
Nov 19 - 9:07 PM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Jose Ruiz from High-A Lake Elsinore.

Ruiz entered the 2016 season as a catcher, but his poor glovework and limited upside offensively prompted a switch to the mound. He throws in the upper 90's and is an intriguing prospect, hence the need to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Ruiz didn't allow a run and compiled a 0.65 WHIP and 14/5 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings in 2016, primarily at Low-A Tri-City.
Nov 19 - 9:21 AM


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