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AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports that the Padres have discussed re-signing shortstop Freddy Galvis, but a deal appears unlikely at this time.

The Padres need a stopgap shortstop while they wait for Fernando Tatis Jr. to be ready, and it's possible that Galvis is looking for more than a one year deal because of how little there is on the shortstop market. He finished the 2018 season with a .248/.299/.380 line with 13 homers and eight steals, and he won't have fantasy relevance on whatever club he signs with.
Dec 13 - 7:03 PM

Padres re-signed OF Alex Dickerson to a minor league contract.

Dickerson elected free agency in November after being outrighted off the 40-man roster. He has missed the last two years with elbow and back injuries, but is expected to be ready for spring training. He'll have a chance to compete for a bench spot, but faces an uphill battle because of the lost time.
Dec 13 - 4:11 PM

Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Monday that the team has discussed using Robert Stock in a starter/hybrid role next season.

He's presumably talking about an "opener" role for Stock, although the GM said Stock will most likely fill the same role he had in 2018. Stock impressed with a 2.50 ERA and 38/13 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 frames last season and often pitched multiple innings in his appearances.
Dec 10 - 9:46 PM

Manuel Margot suffered a bone bruise when he fouled a ball off his left foot while playing in the Dominican Winter League last month.

Margot will be okay, but he's likely done playing winter ball and will rest up for spring training. The young outfielder is the favorite to be the Padres' Opening Day center fielder in 2019, although he will have to hold off some challengers for the job, namely Franchy Cordero.
Source: MLB.com
Dec 10 - 7:48 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen has announced his retirement from his playing career.

Wilhelmsen, who turns 35 this month, split this past season between independent ball and the Mexican League. He pitched for the Diamondbacks in 2017, but he's best known for his time with the Mariners. Wilhelmsen will finish his career with a 3.53 ERA and 68 saves over 344 appearances.
Dec 10 - 2:31 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that Garrett Richards will earn $15.5 million over his two-year contract with the Padres.

The right-hander will earn $7 million in 2019 and $8.5 million in 2020. He'll also have the chance to earn an additional $2.5 million if he makes more than 20 starts, $250,000 for every start made from 21-30. Richards will be a nice asset for the Padres in 2020, but can be ignored this season in redraft leagues as he's expected to miss the majority of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Dec 7 - 8:10 PM

Padres signed RHP Garrett Richards to a two-year contract.

Official financial terms of the deal are not yet known, but it's believed to be in the neighborhood of $15 million, with the ability for incentives to push it up to $18 million. The 30-year-old hurler is expected to miss most of, if not all, of the 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Dec 7 - 6:48 PM

Padres and RHP Bryan Mitchell avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $910,000 contract.

The 27-year-old hurler had been a candidate to be non-tendered this offseason, which may have given the Padres some leverage in the negotiation, as MLBTradeRumors.com projected that he'd earn $1.2 million through arbitration. Mitchell appeared in 16 games for the Padres in 2018 (11 starts), compiling a 5.42 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 38/43 K/BB ratio across 73 innings. Expect him to work in a swing role for the Padres again in 2018, where he'll once again hold little-to-no fantasy value.
Nov 30 - 7:19 PM

Padres and INF Greg Garcia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $910,000 contract.

Garcia was arbitration-eligible for the first time. The utility infielder was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals earlier this month.
Nov 30 - 5:11 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that Garrett Richards and the Padres have agreed to a deal.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that it's a two-year deal for a guaranteed figure around $15 million that could go up to 18 million with incentives. Earlier on Thursday, Heyman reported that Richards had offers on the table from both the Padres and the Dodgers, but it appears the Padres have come out ahead for the 30-year-old right-hander. He's going to miss a significant portion of the 2019 season at minimum, with a good chance that he won't be able to pitch until 2020. When healthy, he's been excellent, as he owns a 3.15 ERA and 8.5 K/9 over his last 86 starts since the beginning of the 2014 season.
Nov 29 - 4:43 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that Garrett Richards has offers on the table from the Padres and Dodgers.

Heyman adds that the Dodgers are "making a push." Richards underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery this past July and is expected to miss most -- if not all -- of the 2019 season, so this would probably be a two-year deal with more of an eye on what he can provide in 2020. The 30-year-old right-hander has serious durability issues, but he boasts a 3.15 ERA and an 8.5 K/9 over his last 514 2/3 innings (86 starts) dating back to the beginning of the 2014 season.
Nov 29 - 12:21 PM

Padres signed 3B Seth Mejias-Brean to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old third baseman slashed .258/.336/.376 with 10 home runs and 56 RBI in 129 games this past season between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma -- affiliates of the Mariners. He'll be minor league depth for San Diego.
Nov 29 - 9:29 AM

Franmil Reyes will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Reyes suffered the injury about a week ago while playing for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League. This procedure usually only requires 4-8 weeks of recovery time, so the young outfielder should be fine for the start of spring training in February, but his offseason workout program will obviously be affected in a fairly significant way. Reyes, 23, batted .280/.340/.498 with 16 home runs over his first 87 major league games in 2018.
Nov 28 - 11:33 PM

Franmil Reyes has returned to San Diego to have his right knee examined by Padres team doctors.

Reyes had been playing for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League and was flourishing to the tune of a .444/.510/.689 batting line with three home runs in 13 games. There should be an update on the status of his knee by the end of the week. This could just be a precautionary thing.
Nov 28 - 10:54 PM

Andy Martino of SNY.tv reports that the Padres have told the Mets that top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. is untouchable in trade talks.

It's not a big surprise, as Tatis is one of the top overall prospects in the game today, but details have been scarce since the Mets and Padres began trade talks on Syndergaard. Martino hears that the clubs have discussed Austin Hedges, but obviously the Mets are going to want a lot more to part with "Thor." Barring a sudden change of plans, Tatis isn't going to be a part of a potential package. Tatis turns 20 in January and batted .286/.355/.507 with 16 homers and 16 steals over 88 games this past season in Double-A.
Source: SNY.tv
Nov 27 - 9:45 AM


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