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.
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.