Padres Designate Juan Oramas For Assignment


The San Diego Padres have designated Juan Oramas for assignment in order to clear space on the 40-man roster for the recently acquired Brandon Morrow. The 24-year-old Oramas spent 2014 with the Padres’ Double-A and Triple-A squad and pitched poorly for the most part. The lefty posted a 4.75 ERA in 134 1/3 innings. 

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Oramas has been considered one of the Friars’s better prospects in the past (He had been ranked among the team’s top 30 prospects on multiple occasions) but it seems like the organization’s patience may have reached its end. The Padres may still wish to retain him and simply remove him from the 40-man roster. We will learn his fate in the near future.

The corresponding move is, of course, the Brandon Morrow deal. The team has made the one-year deal worth $2.5 million dollars official. Morrow now takes Oramas’s spot on the 40-man roster. General Manager A.J. Preller and the rest of the Padres are hoping from a big comeback season from the 30-year-old who would love to put his recent struggles behind him.