Earlier this month we heard that the Padres were looking for a utility player for their bench, and it appears they’ve turned their attention to Alberto Gonzalez and Robert Andino. MASNsports.com’s Phil Wood reports that San Diego has been “looking hard” at the Nationals’ utility infielder, while MLB.com’s Corey Brock says Andino is on the radar as well (Twitter link). Both players are out of options.
The San Diego Padres’ all-time hits leaders include two members of Major League Baseball’s 3,000 hit club. Dave Winfield did about a third of his damage in
The San Diego Padres made a surprise push for the division title in 2010, but a major offseason trade will likely relegate them back to the middle of the pack this season.
The San Diego Padres were just a couple games shy of first place in the NL West last year, and are looking to come into the 2011 season fighting hard for that top spot. With a lot of new faces, solid defense, and strong leadership among the players, it seems that the Padres are a team to watch out for.