Padres Rumors: Team close to acquiring Trevor Rosenthal

The Padres are reportedly close to acquiring Trevor Rosenthal from the Kansas City Royals.

We recently discussed that the Padres should target Trevor Rosenthal to bolster their bullpen, and according to reports, it appears that’s about to come true. According to Ken Rosenthal, the two sides are close.

Rosenthal has been one of the league’s best relievers this year, posting a 3.29 ERA in 14 outings while fanning 21 batters to only 7 walks. The 30-year-old has one of his best strikeout rates at 13.8 K/9 this year.

After the Padres presumably lost Kirby Yates for the year and are dealing with an underperforming Emilio Pagan, it was evident that a reliever was the biggest need at the deadline. The early reports indicate that Edward Olivares is part of the package being sent over to the Royals.

Olivares started off hot but faded as the first half wore on. He basically hasn’t played in quite some time, making him expendable. This isn’t the first time these two clubs have hooked up in a reliever-outfielder trade.

Before the regular season began, the Padres acquired Tim Hill for Franchy Cordero and Ronald Bolanos after Jose Castillo would reportedly be lost for at least six weeks. We’ll see if Olivares is the only piece going over to KC. Stay tuned to this post as we get all the information.

UPDATE:

Trade is official

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