The Padres brought back one of their prospects on Wednesday when they re-signed left-handed pitcher Juan Pablo Oramas to a Minor League deal. Oramas was removed from the 40-man roster when the Padres non- tendered him on Nov. 30
Oramas, 22, had a successful 2011 before going under the knife. The Mexican left-hander was 10-6 with a 3.49 ERA between Class-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio.
He only started in eight games last season, struggling mightily as he posted a 6.37 ERA.