Recently DFA’d righthander Sean Gallagher has been shipped to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.
It’s tough to argue with getting something for nothing, and extra cash is certainly helpful as the team considers buying at the trade deadline. Still, it would have been nice to see the Padres be able to get a player for Gallagher, or be able to send him to the minors.
It was unlikely he would make it through waivers, though, since he’s an experienced arm with upside and youth (he’s just 24).
For more on Gallagher’s DFA, check out my post on it.