Tatis is expected to play right field for the Padres this season.... See Less Padres' Michael Wacha: Deal has three-year player option Wacha's one-year, $7. 5 million contract with the Padres contains a two-year club option for 2024-25 and a three-year player option for 2024-26. If the Padres decline their two-year, $32 million club option after the 2023 season, then Wacha has the ability to exercise a three-year, $18. 5 million player option.
San Diego Padres News, Scores, Status, Schedule - MLBTop Padres News Padres' Nelson Cruz: Set for spring opener Rotowire Feb 24, 2023 Cruz (eye) is starting at designated hitter and batting fourth in Friday's Cactus League opener versus the Mariners, AJ Cassavell of MLB. com reports. Cruz joined the Padres in early January after he spent 2022 with the Nationals, recording 10 homers, 64 RBI, 50 and four stolen bases over 448 at-bats over 124 contests, but he did bat.
See Less Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Making progress toward return Feb 17, 2023 Pomeranz (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Pomeranz was forced to miss all of 2022 as he recovered from a flexor tendon surgery he received in 2021. Padres manager Bob Melvin said Pomeranz is "still a little behind everybody else, " but is hoping the 34-year-old lefty is up to speed by the end of spring training. Between 2020-21, Pomeranz put up a 1. 62 ERA and 1.
73 ERA over 123 innings for Triple-A El Paso. There's more risk than reward in Weathers' profile at this stage, but keep in mind he's only 23 years old, and there's still the potential for long-term success.... See Less Padres' Fernando Tatis: Takes first full BP of spring Tatis (suspension) participated in his first full batting practice session of spring training Monday, Bob Scanlan of Bally Sports San Diego reports. The 24-year-old looks to be back to full health following a pair of surgeries this past fall on his left wrist and left shoulder, but he'll still be sidelined for the Padres' first 20 games of the regular season while he serves the remainder of the 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs that he was handed last summer. Tatis, who is eligible to debut April 20, looks as though he'll be earmarked for an everyday role in right field, after the Padres signed shortstop Xander Bogaerts this offseason. Meanwhile, manager Bob Melvin has also noted during the spring that he anticipates Juan Soto and Ha-Seong Kim settling into regular spots in left field and second base, respectively....
There's also a $500, 000 incentive for both 20 and 25 games started and a $1 million incentive for games started in 2023 and all player option years. All told, the deal guarantees Wacha at least $26 million and could be worth up to $41. 5 million.... See Less Padres' Michael Wacha: Can earn up to $24 million Feb 15, 2023 Wacha's new deal has the potential to be worth up to $24 million, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Rosenthal calls the deal "complex, " as it contains both player and team options and allows the Padres to protect themselves and lower his AAV for purposes to lower the luxury-tax hit.