Player News - Padres

Date: Team: Pos:

Padres signed RHP Francisco Mendoza to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old spent the first seven seasons of his professional career toiling in the minor leagues for the Rangers. He registered a 6.20 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 47/18 K/BB ratio across 53 2/3 innings at Triple-A Round Rock in 2016. He adds bullpen depth at the minor league level for the Padres.
Jan 21 - 10:45 AM

Padres designated OF Jabari Blash for assignment.

The 27-year-old hit just .169/.298/.324 with three homers, five RBI and a 34/11 K/BB ratio in 84 plate appearances with the Padres in 2016. There's a chance that he could pass through waivers unclaimed and continue to function as minor league depth for the Friars.
Jan 20 - 6:52 PM

Padres signed RHP Trevor Cahill to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.

The 28-year-old right-hander reportedly had offers on the table from several other clubs, but chose the Padres because he believed they provided him the best chance of starting in the rotation. Pitching in the friendly confines of Petco Park is certainly a boost to his fantasy value as well. Cahill registered a 2.74 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 66/35 K/BB ratio over 65 2/3 innings with the Cubs in 2016.
Jan 20 - 6:49 PM

Jhoulys Chacin will pitch for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

The expectation is that he'll pitch as a starter during the tournament. Chacin recently signed a one-year, $1.75 million deal with the Padres and should have a rotation spot to begin the year. The 29-year-old had a 4.81 ERA and 119/55 K/BB ratio in 144 innings over 22 starts and 12 relief appearances last season between the Braves and Angels.
Jan 19 - 5:39 PM

Padres signed OF Wil Myers to a six-year, $83 million contract extension with a $20 million club option for 2023.

The extension had been in the works all offseason and finally became official Tuesday when Myers passed his physical in San Diego and signed along the dotted line. The contract -- a record-setter for the Friars -- will pay $2 million in 2017-2018, $3 million in 2019, and $20 million annually between 2020-2022. Myers enjoyed a breakout year in 2016, tallying 28 home runs, 94 RBI, 28 stolen bases, and 99 runs scored in 157 games. We would expect a definite drop in steals in 2017, but the 26-year-old remains a big building block for the Padres and a high-upside fantasy option at first base.
Jan 17 - 5:47 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Wil Myers' contract extension with the Padres is for six years with an option for a seventh year and is worth $83 million.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was first to report on Myers' impending extension last Friday, and Heyman has some more details. He did not specify what kind of option it was or how much it's worth. The contract covers Myers' three arbitration years and potentially first four years of free agency. He's coming off a season that saw him bat .259/.336/.461 with 28 home runs, 94 RBI, 28 stolen bases and 99 runs scored.
Jan 16 - 9:31 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today confirms the Padres have signed Trevor Cahill to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.

Nightengale notes that the Pirates, Blue Jays, Reds, and Rangers also made offers to Cahill, but the 28-year-old right-hander wants another shot at starting and San Diego offers the best possible path to a major league rotation spot. Cahill posted a 2.74 ERA, 1.279 WHIP, and 66/35 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings (one start, 49 relief appearances) last season for the Cubs. He'll have to sort out his recent control problems to flourish with the Friars.
Jan 16 - 9:30 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Yangervis Solarte's contract extension with the Padres includes club options for 2018 and 2019.

Solarte will earn $2.5 million in 2017 and $4 million in 2018 while the Padres hold club options of $5.5 million for 2019 and $8 million for 2020, each with a buyout of $750,000. The deal guarantees Solarte $7.5 million, which includes a signing bonus of $250,000.
Jan 14 - 1:37 PM

Padres signed 3B Yangervis Solarte to a two-year contract extension.

Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The deal buys out Solarte's first two years of arbitration, though he'll still be eligible for his final year of arbitration following the 2018 season. Solarte spent much of his time in 2016 as the club's cleanup hitter, slashing .286/.341/.467 with 15 homers and 71 RBI in 109 games.
Jan 13 - 8:48 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres have considered signing Yangervis Solarte to an extension.

They're reportedly on the verge of locking up Wil Myers and apparently are interesting in a long-term deal with Solarte, as well. Solarte, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason, has batted .277/.329/.445 in his two full seasons in San Diego.
Jan 13 - 4:36 PM

Padres and LHP Brad Hand avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

A waiver claim last April, Hand put up a 2.92 ERA and 111/36 K/BB ratio over 89 1/3 innings in 2016, leading all of baseball with 82 appearances. He'll help set up in 2017.
Jan 13 - 4:04 PM

Padres and LHP Christian Friedrich avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.79 million contract.

The southpaw was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Friedrich held a 4.80 ERA over 24 appearances -- 23 starts -- for the Padres last season and will be part of their rotation in 2017.
Jan 13 - 4:01 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres are close to signing Wil Myers to a six-year contract extension worth more than $80 million.

The Padres have stripped their roster down to the bare bones almost across the board, but it appears they're wanting to lock up one of their cornerstones to a long-term contract. The deal would cover Myers' three arbitration years, as well as his first three years of free agency. Health has often been an issue for the 26-year-old, but he stayed on the field in 2016 and batted .259/.336/.461 with 28 home runs, 94 RBI, 28 stolen bases and 99 runs scored.
Jan 13 - 3:53 PM

Padres and RHP Brandon Maurer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.

It's the first time Maurer has been eligible for arbitration. He saved 13 games for the Padres last season and will enter 2017 as the club's closer.
Jan 13 - 1:38 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres are closing in on a deal with Trevor Cahill.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says it's a one-year deal for a similar amount that the Padres are paying Clayton Richard and Jhoulys Chacin ($1.75 million). It's probably the best possible landing spot for Cahill, who has been used in relief the last few seasons but will get a real shot to compete for a spot in the Padres' rotation. The righty also happens to be from the San Diego area. Cahill flamed out in Arizona the last time he was used as a full-time starter, but he held a 2.61 ERA and 88/40 K/BB ratio across 82 2/3 frames the last year and a half with the Cubs while still getting plenty of groundballs.
Jan 13 - 8:40 AM


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