Padres not in on Nolasco
A report circulated Friday that the Padres were one of the teams in pursuit of free agent pitcher Ricky Nolasco.
That’s not true, a source said Friday.
Nolasco is expected to command a multi-year deal, perhaps as great as four years in length. That, of course, would carry a pretty steep price tag as well.
The Padres, who would like to add a starting pitcher, won’t go that far on a deal. And pitching isn’t their top priority of the winter.
The first priority for the team remains finding a left-handed hitter to help them remedy their woeful offensive output against right-handed pitchers in 2013.
That could likely come through a trade, though free agents David Murphy and Nate McLouth are names the team might be considering.
– Corey Brock