According to a Tweet by Fox Sports baseball insider Jon Paul Morosi, the Toronto Blue Jays are now interested in acquiring San Diego Padres’ outfielder Chris Denorfia. He is currently hitting .243 with a single home run and 15 runs batted in, in 244 plate appearances in 2014.
Jays have interest in Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia, sources say. His numbers are down this year, but career .809 OPS vs. LHP.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 20, 2014
The Padres, who are still looking for a new general manager, and who have their finalists down to two people: Billy Eppler of the Yankees and A.J. Pleffer of the Texas Rangers, took the first step of an overall fire sale. On Friday, the team dealt closer Huston Street and minor leaguer Trevor Gott to the Los Angeles Angels for four minor leaguers.
Denorfia would be nothing more than added depth for the Blue Jays in the outfield, and as a team aiming to make the postseason for the first time since 1993, are beginning to make moves to improve their bench and their pitching as the trading deadline nears.