The Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres have agreed to trade starter Chris Paddack and reliever Emilio Pagán from the Twins for relief pitcher Taylor Rogers and prospect Brent Rooker from the Padres. The deal was first reported yesterday night.
Rogers’ salary this season will be covered by $6,6 million that Minnesota will give to the Padres in addition to an unspecified additional player.
There will be only $700,000 left over from the Padres’ own budget to pay for the 31-year-old experienced closer’s contract of $7,3 million.
When San Diego acquired starter Sean Manaea from the Oakland Athletics, Paddack’s exit was hastened, since he was one of the most likely candidates to be moved this early in the season.
Chris Paddack and Emilio Pagan were acquired by the Twins from the Padres in exchange for pitcher Taylor Rogers.
The 26-year-old starter hasn’t been able to match his stellar rookie season in 2019, when he went 9-7 with a 3.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 153 strikeouts in 140.2 innings.
With an 11-12 record, a 4.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 92 runs and 29 homers allowed in 167.1 innings since the 2020 season, Paddack’s performance has not convinced the Padres to continue to rely on his development.
Does Chris Paddack Have Any Kids?
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