Padres land Street, might not be done
The Padres nearly-singular focus during these Winter Meetings have been finding a closer to replace Heath Bell, who signed a three-year deal worth $27 million with the Marlins on Monday.
General manager Josh Byrnes believes he filled that role Wednesday after trading for former Rockies closer Huston Street, sending a Minor League player to be named later to Colorado in exchange for the 28-year-old Street and cash.
But just because the Padres have scratched the top item off their winter to-do list doesn’t mean they’re finished with business here in Dallas.
Byrnes indicated that something could be in the works later Wednesday or possibly Thursday, even as he heads back to San Diego and later Phoenix.
The Padres still needed something that resembles an eighth-inning specialist, though Byrnes said talks in that regards had made “adequate progress but not substantial [progress].”
Could the Padres be looking for a position player? An option for the bench? Stayed tuned, business continues after these Winter Meetings and the Padres still have work to do on the roster before Spring Training.
– Corey Brock