The San Diego Padres after experiencing yet another down season have proven they’re ready to sell. They’ve already moved closer Huston Street and appear prime to make additional moves which includes trading outfielder Chris Denorfia.
According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Padres are looking to trade Denorfia ‘soon’ and a handful of teams are said to be interested. Among those looking to acquire the veteran are the San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners.
The Padres are working to move outfielder Chris Denorfia “sooner rather than later”, according to baseball sources close to the situation. Denorfia is drawing interest from multiple teams looking for outfield help, including the Giants, Mariners and Blue Jays, according to sources.
It’s been a rough season for Chris Denorfia who is hitting a rather sub-par .244 with a woeful .295 on base percentage, though he’s proven to be a solid talent in the past and can provide high quality play off the bench if needed. That’s not to say any of the teams with interest in Denorfia want to use him strictly off the pine, though he has a track record of being a ‘super-sub’.
One of Chris Denorfia’s biggest assets though is his non-stop desire and motor. For what he may lack in talent, Denorfia makes up with a gritty style of play which will appease just about any fan base. From running out routine grounders with impressive authority to laying out for a catch, nobody will ever question the heart of the 34-year-old veteran.