Padres News: Nick Vincent Traded to Seattle for PTBNL

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Credit: UT San Diego
Credit: UT San Diego

On Wednesday morning the Padres made yet another roster move, as RHP Nick Vincent was traded to the Seattle Mariners for a PTBNL.

This trade doesn’t come as much of a surprise as the Padres had lots of relief depth with not enough spots on the roster to accommodate all their internal options. A report from earlier in the week mentioned the Mariners were scouting the trio of Nick Vincent, Kevin Quackenbush, and Jon Edwards. The Mariners lost a few bullpen arms this offseason, including Carson Smith, and also have experienced a few injuries in the ‘pen so far in camp. 

Vincent appeared in only 26 games for  the Padres in 2015, spending the majority of his season with the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. Vincent threw 23 innings at the big league level last year, finishing the year with an ERA of 2.35 and a FIP of 2.53. With many new additions vying for bullpen spots this spring, and with Vincent out of options, trading him made the most sense.

It remains unclear who the Padres will be getting back in the deal, but it will likely be a lower level minor leaguer. One interesting possibility could be the Mariners trading the rights to Jabari Blash, a pick from last year’s Rule 5 draft, in return for Vincent. This would allow the Padres to keep Blash without keeping him on the roster for the entirety of this season.

Stay tuned to East Village Times for more information on the specifics of the trade once that information is known.

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