Padres Considering Eckstein, Vizquel

1:23pm: ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick heard the Padres prefer David Eckstein over Vizquel.  He suggests the Padres may not be able to offer a base salary much beyond $1MM.  Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal says the Padres are in serious discussions with Eckstein to play second base.

THURSDAY, 8:50am:’s Corey Brock confirmed that the Padres hope to sign a shortstop this week and Vizquel is on the radar.  Vizquel admitted San Diego could be a great fit.

WEDNESDAY: According to Channel 4 San Diego anchor and Padres pre/post-game host John Weisbarth:

I’m hearing today that Omar Vizquel (owner of 11 gold-gloves) could be the Friars shortstop as soon as tomorrow.

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