Report: Padres' Renfroe 'popular' in trade talks
The interest in the 27-year-old outfielder is no surprise as he enters Tuesday's action with 18 home runs and a .898 OPS. The Padres - who have a surplus of outfielders - are trending toward becoming a seller with a 12-game deficit in the NL West, Rosenthal notes.
Renfroe - who's making $582,100 this season - is eligible for arbitration this offseason and is then under club control for three more years.
Another name that may find a new home before the end of July is closer Kirby Yates. Padres general manager A.J. Preller could try to maximize his value by trading him at the deadline, sources told Rosenthal. However, such a trade would risk upsetting the clubhouse dynamic and Preller would need to get a better return than he did for then-closer Brad Hand in 2018, Rosenthal adds.
Yates - a free agent after the 2019 campaign - is 23-for-23 in save chances with a sparkling 0.96 ERA.
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