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Padres Land Kimbrel In Trade With Braves

Padres add depth to an already solid bullpen.

Just when you thought the San Diego Padres were done with revamping their roster, they pull off another trade, and add closer Craig Kimbrel to the bullpen.

The Padres send outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, minor league outfielder Jordan Paroubeck, minor league pitcher Matt Wisler and the 41st overall pick in the June draft to the Atlanta Braves for B.J. Upton and Kimbrel’s services.

Kimbrel, a four-time all star, has been the Braves closer since 2010 and has saved 186 games, with a career 1.43 ERA and 476 strikeouts in 289 innings. A great pick up by the Padres.

Melvin Upton, formerly known as BJ, is reunited once again with his brother Justin and joins an already solid looking Padres offense.

 

 

 

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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