Latest A.J. Preller News

Padres sign RHP Pierce Johnson to 2-yr deal with club option

Dec. 23, 2019 11:23 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have added a reliever who excelled in Japan, signing right-hander Pierce Johnson to a two-year contract. Johnson's deal includes a club option for 2022. The move was announced Monday by general manager A.J. Preller. The 28-year-old Johnson spent last season as a setup...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham (29) watches his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac during the third inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The San Diego Padres have acquired Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Rays for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league infielder Xavier Edwards and a player to be named. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Padres get Pham, Cronenworth from Rays for Renfroe

Dec. 7, 2019 1:46 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — General manager A.J. Preller continued to remake the San Diego Padres' outfield, and added an intriguing two-way player as well. Preller acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Drew Pomeranz throws during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Milwaukee. The rebuilding San Diego Padres rewarded free agent Pomeranz for two strong months in Milwaukee’s bullpen. San Diego and Pomeranz — an All-Star during his brief stay with San Diego in 2016 — agreed to a $34 million, four-year contract. The left-hander had a strong final two months of the season with the Brewers after being traded to Milwaukee from San Francisco. He was 0-1 with a 2.39 ERA in 25 games, including one start. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Padres sign Pomeranz, get Davies, Grisham from Brewers

Nov. 27, 2019 10:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres rewarded free agent Drew Pomeranz for two strong months in Milwaukee’s bullpen and addressed two big needs by acquiring right-handed starter Zach Davies and lefty outfielder Trent Grisham from the Brewers on Wednesday. They were the first big moves of...