Padres power up with Snell, Kim additions

2020-12-30 12:06:47

  Tampa Bay starting pitcher Blake Snell reacts after the third out in the 4th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the 2020 World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, US on Oct 21, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] The San Diego Padres have made deals for Tampa Bay pitcher Blake Snell and South Korean infielder Kim Ha-seong and are in talks for Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, Major League Baseball's website reported Monday. The moves and interest in Chicago Cubs hurler Darvish have not been confirmed by the club because physical exams have not been completed, according to the reports, which cite unnamed sources. San Diego would send two pitchers and two catchers to Tampa Bay in exchange for Snell, a 28-year-old left-hander who won the 2018 American League Cy Young Award as top pitcher. American Snell led the major leagues in 2018 with 21 wins and topped the AL with a 1.89 earned-run average. After struggling with a broken toe and left elbow issues in 2019, he helped the Rays reach this year's World Series, where they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Xinhua - Agencies