Padres set to acquire Street from Rockies
On Monday, the Padres official lost closer Heath Bell, as the three-time All-Star completed his deal with the Marlins.
It didn’t take the Padres long to find a replacement.
On Wednesday morning, the Padres were putting the finishing touches on a deal with the Rockies for closer Huston Street.
The deal is believed to be for a player to be named with the Rockies picking up a good chunk of the $7.5 million he’s owed for 2012.
Oddly enough, Bell made $7.5 million last season, though he was due for a raise after the Padres offered him arbitration. Instead, he received a three-year deal (with a fourth year vesting) for $27 million.
More later at Padres.com.
– Corey Brock