The Padres signed Rougned Odor to a one-year, $800,000 minor league contract in March and the utility infielder has played in 59 games. The 29-year-old is slashing .210/.306/.370 on his fourth team in the last four seasons. He spent the 56-game shortened 2020 season with the Texas Rangers, then was with the New York Yankees (2021) and Baltimore Orioles (2022) before signed with the Friars.
He has split left-handed DH at-bats with Matt Carpenter but has also filled in around the infield, but his error on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Philadelphia Phillies started a rally that led to a tough 6-4 loss. His recent struggles at the plate and in the field have not helped his cause to get more time and moving him at the deadline to a team looking for depth is an easy transaction for Preller. He is someone who will not be part of the roster after this season.
Things have been so bad with Austin Nola that Preller had to go out and sign Gary Sanchez, who has essentially taken over the catching duties. His numbers are dreadfully low this season as he's slashing just .146/.260/.192. It might be time for the Padres to give Luis Campusano a look.
A lot of players can benefit from a change of scenery and one of those players might very well be Nola. Sanchez is playing well both behind the plate and at the plate to give him as much of the remainder of the season as he can handle. Adding a catcher if you can get a team to take Nola is not out of the question for the Padres as another need.