Report: Padres remain interested in Peavy, Fister, Weaver
The San Diego Padres have been frugal from a financial standpoint throughout the offseason thus far, mainly signing minor-league deals, making small trades, or signing pitchers (Jhoulys Chacin, Clayton Richard) to low-cost contracts.
It appears they may be interested in making more additions, and this time it could involve a pitcher with more of an established resume.
San Diego remains interested in possibly acquiring a veteran pitcher from a group of Jake Peavy, Doug Fister, or Jered Weaver, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, although Weaver is considered less likely.
The trio of veterans have all been incredibly successful at times throughout their careers, which included a 2007 NL Cy Young for Peavy, 150 career wins for Weaver, and a 16-win season for Fister in 2014. Despite the three of them being on the wrong side of 30 and owning high ERAs last season, the cash-strapped Padres appear to be suitors.
Most of San Diego's payroll for the 2017 season will be paid to players not on their current roster, so a deal involving one of the veteran pitchers named by Rosenthal will likely be of a low-cost, low-term variety similar to Chacin and Richard.
|PLAYER||SALARY FROM SD|
|Melvin Upton Jr.||$12.05M|
The Padres have been linked to both Peavy and Weaver since the middle of December, and they've also shown interest in Colby Lewis.
San Diego's starting staff owned a 4.61 ERA - good for 10th in the NL - pitching in the friendly confines of Petco Park last season.