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Padres' Rangel Ravelo: Signs minor-league contract
Ravelo signed a minor-league contract Wednesday with the Padres which includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
Ravelo spent most of the last two years in Nippon Professional Baseball, and his numbers were less than spectacular in 2022 with the Orix Buffaloes. The 30-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder will probably be nothing more than minor-league depth for San Diego in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Tim Lopes: Signs NRI with San Diego
Lopes, who signed a minor-league contract with the Padres in December, has received an invitation to big-league spring training.
Lopes was in the Rockies organization last season and couldn't battle his way above Triple-A Albuquerque. The 28-year-old outfielder is a career .246/.310/.352 hitter in 94 games (290 plate appearances) at the MLB level.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Luis Liberato: Bags spring training invite
The Padres announced Wednesday that Liberato has been invited to big-league spring training.
Liberato was designated for assignment in November and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso after clearing waivers. The 27-year-old played well for Triple-A El Paso in 2022, supplying an .895 OPS over 390 plate appearances. He received the chance to make his big-league debut for the Padres in September, but now that he no longer possesses a spot on the 40-man roster, Liberato will most likely be set to return to El Paso to begin the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Eric Hanhold: Inks NRI deal with San Diego
Hanhold signed a minor-league contract Wednesday with the Padres that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
Hanhold spent the entire 2022 season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Pirates, pitching to a 3.40 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 49:24 K:BB in 53 innings of relief. The 29-year-old has surrendered 11 runs -- 10 earned -- in just 12.2 career major-league frames.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Jackson Merrill: Invited to MLB camp
Merrill received an invitation to MLB spring training Wednesday.
Merrill is widely considered one of the top shortstop prospects in baseball, and he is coming off a 2022 campaign where he slashed .325/.387/.482 with five homers and eight stolen bases over 219 plate appearances at Low-A Lake Elsinore. As a 19-year-old who hasn't played above that Low-A level, it's very unlikely that Merrill helps out the Padres in 2023, but his ability to hit for average along with solid defense at a premium position does give him a chance to be a fast-track player.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Efrain Contreras: Returns on minors contract
Contreras re-signed Wednesday with the Padres on a minor-league contract with an invitation to major-league spring training.
Contreras was non-tendered by San Diego earlier this offseason, but he's now back in the fold with a chance to strut his stuff on the MLB side of camp -- at least in the early part of the spring. The 23-year-old right-hander has yet to make an appearance above High-A ball.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Aaron Brooks: Gets NRI from San Diego
Brooks and the Padres agreed Wednesday to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major-league spring training.
Brooks was lit up for eight earned runs over just 9.1 total big-league frames last season with the Cardinals, who officially cut him loose in October. The veteran reliever will look to right the ship in the Padres' camp this spring, though he faces an uphill battle to actually claim an Opening Day roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Fernando Tatis: Close to 100 percent
Tatis (shoulder/wrist/suspension) said Saturday that his shoulder is as close to 100 percent as it's been over the last two years, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Tatis didn't play last season due to injuries and a PED suspension, and he underwent procedures on both his shoulder and his wrist in the fall. He's been a full participant in baseball activities and appears to be trending in the right direction, but he'll miss the start of the schedule even if fully healthy, as his suspension lasts through April 20.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Eguy Rosario: Suffers broken ankle
Rosario will be sidelined multiple months after suffering a fractured ankle while doing sprinting drills during winter ball, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Rosario needed surgery to repair the fracture and is expected to be on the shelf until around midseason. Ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 5 prospect in the Padres' system, Rosario had been slated to compete in spring training for a reserve role. The 23-year-old went 1-for-5 at the plate during a cup of coffee with San Diego last season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Fernando Tatis: Resumes swinging
Tatis (shoulder/wrist/suspension) took batting practice Thursday, Hector Gomez of Z101Digital.com reports.
Tatis was cleared to resume baseball activity Jan. 6 and this was his first public step toward returning to the field since. He is expected to be ready to participate at the start of spring training, though he'll still be required to sit out the first 20 games of the season due to a PED suspension. After missing the entire 2022 campaign, Tatis will have high expectations in 2023 after posting an OPS above .930 in all three of his previous seasons in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Adam Engel: Receives one-year deal with Padres
Engel signed a one-year contract with the Padres on Jan. 6.
Engel was non-tendered by the White Sox earlier this offseason but has managed to land another major-league contract. The 31-year-old brings good defense and speed to the table, although he hasn't been able to put either to as much use as he'd like the last couple years due to a multitude of hamstring problems. Engel figures to back up at all three outfield spots and could see some starts against left-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Sean Poppen: Outrighted to Triple-A
Poppen cleared waivers Friday and was sent outright to Triple-A El Paso.
After being claimed off waivers from Arizona in December, Poppen is now set to begin 2023 in the minors. The 28-year-old reliever split time between the major and minor leagues last season, but he will likely need to improve upon his Triple-A stats (4.62 ERA and 1.31 WHIP) in order get back into the Padres' bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Angel Sanchez: Finds work in San Diego
Sanchez agreed Monday with the Padres on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to MLB spring training, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The 33-year-old right-hander will be making his return to affiliated ball in 2023 after spending the 2020 and 2021 seasons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball with the Yomiuri Giants before sitting out the entire 2022 campaign. Sanchez, who previously received a cup of coffee in the big leagues with Pittsburgh in 2017, submitted a 4.68 ERA and 54:23 K:BB in 73 innings over his final season in Japan.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Domingo Tapia: Lands minors deal with Friars
Tapia signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Sunday.
Tapia elected free agency earlier this offseason after spending the 2022 season in the Royals and Athletics organizations. He made all 11 of his appearances at the big-league level with Oakland, logging an 8.47 ERA and 2.29 WHIP in 17 innings. The 31-year-old right-handed reliever will likely open the 2023 campaign at Triple-A El Paso.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ethan Salas: Gets $5.6 million
Salas signed with the Padres on Sunday for $5.6 million, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.
A 16-year-old catcher from Venezuela, Salas is the younger brother of Marlins prospect Jose Salas, and his family has a long history of churning out pro baseball players, dating back to his grandfather. Salas is considered the top pure hitter in this year's international signing class and has experience hitting 90-plus mph velocity, which is a separator compared to his peers. He is a better real-life prospect than a fantasy prospect, and he could be seen as one of the best catching prospects in the game in a couple years.... See More ... See Less
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