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Date: Team: Pos:

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are still interested in Seth Smith and Will Venable from the Padres.

The Padres have a surplus of outfielders after acquiring Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton in recent days, so the Orioles could be able to find a match. Both Smith and Venable hit from the left side of the plate and could be used on the strong side of a platoon in Baltimore. Smith is signed through 2016 with a club option for 2017 while Venable can become a free agent after 2015.
Dec 24 - 9:15 AM

Padres signed 1B Brett Wallace to a minor league contract.

Wallace slashed .282/.350/.426 with 17 homers and 58 RBI at Triple-A for the Blue Jays in 2014. He's a former top prospect and should have the opportunity at spring training to try to crack the Padres' Opening Day roster.
Dec 23 - 11:37 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports confirms that the Padres have re-signed Josh Johnson.

It's a one-year deal worth $1 million guaranteed, and it also includes another $6.25 million in performance-based incentives. Johnson missed the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery -- the second of his career. He should be recovered sometime in May or early June.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Dec 22 - 2:46 PM

According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres do not intend to trade Wil Myers.

Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reported over the weekend that the Padres have expressed interested in acquiring Phillies ace Cole Hamels and that Myers, whom the Padres just acquired from the Rays, could be included in the deal. But Lin hears Monday from "sources within the organization" that Myers will be in center field for San Diego on Opening Day 2015. Let's not rule anything out quite yet.
Dec 22 - 10:45 AM

Justin Upton's agent, Larry Reynolds, said in an interview on SiriusXM Sunday that his client is open to a contract extension with the Padres.

Upton is not, however, willing to negotiate a deal in-season, which is pretty common among impending free agents. Whether the Padres have any real interest or would be capable of locking Upton up remains to be seen. If they don't extend the outfielder, they can make him a qualifying offer next winter and pick up a draft pick.
Dec 21 - 1:07 PM

Padres acquired INF Will Middlebrooks from the Red Sox for C Ryan Hanigan.

The 26-year-old slugger has lost a bit of the luster off his top prospect status in recent years, but still possesses plenty of power and should be locked in as the Padres starter at the hot corner. The move from Fenway to Petco certainly diminishes his potential fantasy value though.
Dec 19 - 10:55 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Friday that Wil Myers playing center field "is a possibility."

Black doesn't want to etch anything in stone, and we can hardly blame him because general manager A.J. Preller might trade all three of his new outfielders over the weekend. However, it sounds like the plan is for Myers to handle center, with Justin Upton manning left field and Matt Kemp in right. Myers has nine games' worth of experience in center field in the majors and 100 games' worth of experience there in the minors. It's going to be a brutal defensive outfield, but the Padres are obviously hoping they can make up for it with their bats.
Dec 19 - 5:32 PM

Padres acquired RHP Aaron Northcraft from the Braves in the Justin Upton trade.

Northcraft put up a 4.70 ERA with 113 strikeouts over 130 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A last season. The 24-year-old could eventually be a back-end starter.
Dec 19 - 4:57 PM

Padres acquired OF Justin Upton and RHP Aaron Northcraft from the Braves in exchange for LHP Max Fried, INF Jace Peterson, 3B Dustin Peterson, OF Mallex Smith and the fourth international bonus pool slot.

The deal, which was reported early Friday morning, has now been made official. Upton is coming off a season in which he batted .270/.342/.491 with 29 homers and 102 RBI for the Braves. With the addition of him, Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks, the Padres have completely re-tooled their lineup.
Dec 19 - 4:55 PM

Padres acquired RHP Gerardo Reyes from the Rays in the Wil Myers trade.

Reyes, 21, posted a 4.09 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 33 relief innings in rookie ball last season. He's obviously not going to be ready for the majors anytime soon.
Dec 19 - 12:33 PM

Padres acquired LHP Jose Castillo from the Rays in the Wil Myers trade.

Castillo is a lottery ticket, as he'll turn just 19 in January and has only 35 1/3 pro innings under his belt. The left-hander holds a 5.60 ERA with 29 strikeouts over those frames.
Dec 19 - 12:31 PM

Padres acquired OF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan, LHP Jose Castillo and RHP Gerardo Reyes, Rays acquired OF Steven Souza, C Rene Rivera, RHP Burch Smith, 1B Jake Bauers and LHP Travis Ott, Nationals acquired RHP Joe Ross and a player to be named later in a three-team trade.

The much-discussed deal is now official in the books. Myers, the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year, is the big fish here. The young outfielder struggled with a .222/.290/.320 batting line with six home runs and 35 RBI in 87 games last season, but he's under control through 2019 and is a nice long-term get for the Padres. Shortstop prospect Trea Turner will be the player to be named in the deal but can't officially be announced yet because he was just drafted in June.
Dec 19 - 12:22 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Padres are closing in on a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks.

The Padres' re-tooling continues. Middlebrooks is just a career .237/.284/.411 hitter, but he's slugged 34 homers over 894 plate appearances and gives San Diego more right-handed power potential. The Padres can now put Yangervis Solarte in a utility role where he belongs. Hanigan will share catching duties with Christian Vazquez in Boston.
Dec 19 - 10:56 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres will acquire Justin Upton from the Braves.

A.J. Preller has struck again. The Padres general manager planned to add offense over the winter and has now traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton and Derek Norris within the span of a few weeks. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the Padres will also receive a low-level prospect, with the Braves getting Max Fried, Jace Peterson, Dustin Peterson and Mallex Smith. Fried underwent Tommy John surgery in August but was one of the game's top pitching prospects before blowing out his elbow.
Dec 19 - 9:43 AM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Braves are "finishing up" a trade involving Justin Upton.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal say it won't be the Rangers or A's, while both Rosenthal and MLB.com's Mark Bowman say the Padres cannot be ruled out as a possible landing spot. The Mariners have also been connected to Upton. It sounds like the deal is likely to be completed at some point on Friday. Upton will be a free agent after the 2015 season.
Dec 19 - 8:48 AM


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