Padres has acquired the first starting player / defensive player Matt Petty From the Dodgers vs. Right Player / Minor League Player Ryan River, in the team announcement. Padres announced Ryan, a two-way player in college, as a pitcher in their press release. The Dodgers initially announced him as a player, but Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register Tweets They still plan to give Ryan chances on the hill.
To open a space in the 40-player roster, San Diego placed the left hand Drew Pomeranz, who underwent forearm surgery last August, is on the list of injured for 60 days. Betty was assigned the assignment by Los Angeles last week.
Petty, 28, was somewhat surprised in the DFA by the Dodgers, as fresh from .270/.363/.402 appears in 234 games last season. While Betty didn’t show much strength (seven bugs, four pairs, one triple, and .132 ISO), he walked the average-league segment, was dunked 10 times (resulting in a slightly increased OBP) and reached an above-average rate. Petty spread out in 18.8% of the games he played last year and has a career mark of 16.4% — south of last year’s league average of 22.6% (excluding bowlers).
The Padres have been on the lookout for off-field promotions for much of the off-season, but have reportedly been hampered a bit by salary concerns – a driving factor behind their reported efforts to trade Eric Hosmer Wow Will Myers. It was a generally quiet winter for the monks, who added little to their assignments (Robert SuarezAnd the Luis Garcia) and fell Nick Martinez For a four-year deal loaded with withdrawal opportunities. Offensively, it was the only addition to the note so far Luke Voigtwhich Padres acquired from the Yankees last week.
Petty will give San Diego a choice in the left field, where the utility works gorexson brovar He was among the leading candidates for playing time. Betty can also spell Hosmer in first base or mingle in the designated hitter if Voit is not available. In addition to his work at the start and in the corners of the field, he’s also had some time on third base, but defensive metrics aren’t particularly optimistic about him in any of the positions he’s played so far in a small sample of innings. He also has a minor league option left, so the Padres don’t necessarily need to commit to keeping him in the big league roster all season.
Ryan, 23, was a candidate in the eleventh round of UNC Pembroke only last season. Although he hit a 2.32 ERA with a strike rate of 29.7% and a walking rate of 7.8% in 93 runs during his NCAA career, the brothers didn’t actually put him on the hill during his pro debut last year. He spent twelve games with the rookie Padres in the Arizona Composite League and hit .308/.349/.436 with Homer, two doubles and four steals bases in 43 games.