Padres trade for Marc Rzepczynski from Indians

The San Diego Padres ended up not selling any of their pieces but adding a piece to their roster at the deadline.  The Padres have acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepcynski from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfielder Abraham Almonte as reported by Keith Law of ESPN.

The Padres were said to be looking for a left-handed reliever to upgrade their bullpen.  The southpaw has posted a 4.43 ERA across 20.1 innings of work over a span of 45 games and holds a 10.6 SO/9 ratio.  He is better against lefties as they are hitting .264/.339/.358 against on the year as opposed to righties hitting .310/.412/.345.

The Indians are getting a utility outfielder to add to their bench depth.  Almonte has bounced back and forth between the majors and AAA this season.  He is hitting .204/.271/.259 on the year through 31 games.  This trade was mostly a salary dump for the Indians as Rzepcynski was set to hit his first year of arbitration in the offseason.

Written by: Daniel Sherriff


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