MLB rumors: Padres listening to trade talks on Trent Grisham, Ha-Seong Kim; Eric Hosmer drawing interest

Major League Baseball’s offseason is almost 2 months old. Most of the leading totally free representatives have actually currently discovered houses, however that does not suggest the report mill is provided for the winter season. Below, CBS Sports will track all of Friday’s news, notes, and relocations.

Padres open up to Grisham, Kim trades?

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The Padres want to talk about trades including outfielder Trent Grisham and infielder Ha-Seong Kim in their look for pitching, according to Dennis Lin of The Athletic. Lin includes that “the Padres do not appear keen on significantly increasing their offseason expenditure,” even with their requirement for more arms.

It’s uncertain how most likely either Grisham or Kim is to be moved. At present, they’re predicted to open the season as San Diego’s beginning center fielder and 2nd baseman, respectively. That might alter as soon as Fernando Tatis Jr.’s suspension ends in late April, depending upon whether the Padres make another addition to their outfield. (José Azocar is the present starter in left field.)

Lin keeps in mind that the Marlins have actually revealed interest in Grisham. Miami has a surplus of arms they might send out westward in addition to a desire to include offense. 

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First baseman Eric Hosmer, just recently launched by the Red Sox, is of interest to the Cubs and Orioles, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

Hosmer has actually pinched hit a 110 OPS+ throughout the Pandemic Era, publishing his finest numbers when he has the army benefit. Buyer beware: Hosmer’s total numbers versus righties were pumped up by a .974 OPS in 2020. Otherwise, he hasn’t cleared even the .800 mark because 2018.

González heads to Japan

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Longtime big-league utilityman Marwin González, who invested the 2022 season with the Yankees, is headed to Japan to sign up with the Orix Buffaloes. Jon Heyman reports that González will get $1.5 million.

González, 34 come March, has actually appeared in parts of 11 big-league seasons. He’s generated a .252/.310/.399 slash line (94 OPS+) with 107 crowning achievement. His contributions have actually deserved an approximated 14.1 Wins Above Replacement.

González likewise appeared in video games with the Astros, Twins, Red Sox throughout his time in the majors.

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