Mark Sweeney on Padres trade deal to acquire pitcher Mike Clevinger

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Padres landed Mike Clevinger in a multiplayer swap with Cleveland, bolstering their rotation in a rare deadline deal between contenders.

It was San Diego’s fifth big trade since Saturday, and the cost was a package of young players that included outfielder Josh Naylor, right-hander Cal Quantrill and catcher Austin Hedges.

Mike Clevinger

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger gets another ball after giving up a home run in the first inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Mark Sweeney from Fox Sports San Diego joined Good Morning San Diego to talk Padres baseball.

San Diego acquired veteran catchers Jason Castro and Austin Nola in a pair of deals Sunday, making Hedges expendable. First baseman Mitch Moreland came over in a trade with Boston, and the Padres added reliever Trevor Rosenthal in a deal with Kansas City.

Led by exciting young shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, San Diego is going for its first playoff appearance since 2006.

 

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