Padres deal Yonder Alonso to Athletics in four-player trade
The San Diego Padres have traded first baseman Yonder Alonso and pitcher Marc Rzepczynski to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for pitcher Drew Pomeranz, pitcher Jose Torres and a player to be named later, the A’s announced on Wednesday.
Alonso, who was the No. 7 pick of the 2008 draft by San Diego, played in 284 games for the Padres over the last three seasons. Last year, he hit .282 with five home runs and 31 RBIs in 103 games as the team's primary first baseman. Rzepczynski, 30, is a lefthanded reliever who was traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Padres during the 2015 season. He pitched 35 innings total last year, going 2–4 with a 5.56 ERA for Cleveland and San Diego.
Like Alonso, Pomeranz is a former first-round draft pick, taken fifth by the Indians in 2010. The 27-year-old posted a 3.66 ERA in 53 games and nine starts last season, going 5–6 with three saves. He underwent clavicle resection surgery in October and is expected to be back for spring training. Torres, a 22-year-old native of Venezuela, has spent most of his time playing between for Oakland's Class A affiliates in Wisconsin and California in 2015.