San Diego Padres’ Trade Rumor Mill

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Jun 18, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres right fielder

Chris Denorfia

(13) follows through on a swing during the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Denorfia

A symbol of consistency since he arrived with the Padres in 2010, Denorfia is starting to get some love from other teams. His .276 batting average in five years with San Diego, and according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal  the Boston Red Sox are showing interest.  It’s no surprise to hear Boston is a suitor with struggles of outfielders Daniel Nava and Jackie Bradley, to go along with the oft-injured Shane Victorino. However, the Red Sox are now 11 games under .500 and 10 games out of first place, so the likelihood of them adding Denorfia would be slim. A team that may be on the radar for Denorfia’s duties is his former club, the Oakland Athletics. The Padres and A’s have been constant trade partners the past few years, and Denorfia’s style of play fits right into what Oakland is all about.