Padres pitching prospect Ryan Butler has been suspended 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
Padres GM A.J. Preller said the club will look at Carlos Villanueva as a starter this spring.
Padres signed RHP Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $1.6 million contract with a $2 million club option for 2017.
Padres acquired RHP Jean Cosme from the Orioles for RHP Odrisamer Despaigne.
MASN's Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have traded right-hander Jean Cosme to the Padres.
Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Orioles have trade interest in Andrew Cashner.
Padres acquired LHP Trevor Seidenberger from the Brewers for OF Rymer Liriano.
MLB.com's Corey Brock said "barring a deal in the next three weeks," Derek Norris, Austin Hedges and Christian Bethancourt will be competing for two roster spots.
Padres signed SS Alexei Ramirez to a one-year, $3 million contract with a $4 million club option for 2017.
Fernando Rodney will be guaranteed $2 million in his new contract with the Padres.
MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Padres have an agreement with free agent reliever Fernando Rodney.
Fangraphs' Eno Sarris reports that Alexei Ramirez's one-year contract with the Padres is worth $4 million and contains a mutual option for 2017.
Padres signed 2B/OF Jemile Weeks to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Padres and RHP Tyson Ross avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.625 million contract.
Padres and RHP Andrew Cashner avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.15 million contract.