The San Diego Padres added a starter to their pitching rotation Sunday with the purchase of left-hander Sean Manaea from Oakland Athletics, by Mark Feinsand of MLB Network.
In addition to Manaea, Padres will also acquire a potential client, Aaron Holiday. Oakland will receive a pair of minor league prospects in quarterback Euribiel Angeles and pitcher Adrian Martinez.
Manaea, 30, made his major league debut in 2016 and made 128 appearances in his six seasons with the Athletics. In 2021, Manaea leads the U.S. Championship with 32 starts and is one of only five pitchers in the MLB to have a pairing off completely. He finished the season with an 11-10 record and a 3.91 ERA.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Padres was “search begins to throw the ball all spring,” although there has been a strong rotation with Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Joe Musgrove, Mike Clevinger and Chris Paddack among the current picks.
Feinsand said Angeles and Martinez are the Padres’ 12th and 26th ranked prospects, respectively.