The San Diego Padres added to their rotation by acquiring left-hander Sean Manaea in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.
The Padres are 16/1 to win the World Series and they traded for Manaea with pitching prospect Adrian Martinez and minor league infielder Euribiel Angeles. San Diego also received right-handed pitcher Aaron Holiday.
Manaea went 11-10 with a 3.91 ERA in 32 starts last year. He had two shutouts and struck out a career-high 194 batters, ranking eighth in the American League.
The Padres' rotation already features Opening Day starter Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove, Blake Snell and Nick Martinez.
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Right-hander Chris Paddack is on the injured list with an oblique injury while fellow right-hander Mike Clevinger will begin the year on the IL as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery.
Bizarrely, after the trade was announced Manaea made his first start for the Padres in a Spring Training Game, against the Oakland A's. He had already been scheduled to pitch on Sunday for the A's, so he put on his new team uniform and gave up one run and six hits in just under four innings.
Manaea spoke to the official San Diego Padres website, about his move from Oakland: "I came to the field, it was a little emotional, actually very emotional.
"But it was nice to have some closure and say goodbye to the guys. And then, obviously pitching against them was a little crazy, it was a whirlwind for sure. At this point, I'm all in with San Diego. The goal is obviously to win a World Series, any way I can help."
Manaea spent all of his six big league seasons with Oakland, amassing 50 wins and a 3.86 career ERA. He also had a no-hitter in 2018.
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