The San Diego Padres made a trade and re-signed a pitcher Wednesday, according to MLB.com.
The site reported that Drew Pomeranz, who pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants last season, will return to the Padres.
Pomeranz, a free agent, was a Padre in 2016 before the team traded him to the Boston Red Sox.
The addition, MLB.com said, bolsters a bullpen led by closer Kirby Yates. It also includes lefties Jose Castillo and Matt Strahm and right-hander Andres Munoz.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) November 27, 2019
MLB.com also reported that the Padres traded infielder and top prospect Luis Urias to the Brewers.
The team sent Urias, starter Eric Lauer and other considerations in exchange for outfielder Trent Grisham and starting pitcher Zach Davies.
“These are two teams that intend to be competitive next year,” David Stearns, president of baseball operations for Milwaukee, told MLB.com. “We believe we’re lining up on a good trade that helps both teams.”
Urias hit .221 for the Padres in short stints with the big club in 2018-19. He spent six years in the minors. Lauer had a 14-17 record during his tenure with the Padres.
Grisham, 23, put up a .738 OPS during the second half with the Brewers. As MLB.com reported, though, he made the key error that made the difference for the Washington Nationals as they defeated the Brewers in the National League wild-card game. The Nationals went on to win the World Series.
Davies went 10-7 for Milwaukee last year.
Part of #Padres motivation to acquire Trent Grisham: He’s a left-handed hitter who hit 32 HR this year — 26 at Triple-A, 6 in @MLB . . . In 2019, San Diego left-handers *combined* to hit 40 HR against right-handed pitching, second fewest in the NL. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 27, 2019
– Staff reports