According to ESPN.com's Buster Olney the Padres are aggressively looking for relief help. They could fill as many as four bullpen spots with pitchers they pick up through trades or waivers.
As Dan Hayes of the North County Times reports, reliever Mark Worrell will miss the season with Tommy John surgery, so the Padres are working with one less reliever than expected. Hayes spoke with GM Kevin Towers and heard it's doubtful the Padres will sign a free agent reliever. Instead, Towers says he's "talking with GM's and finding out who's on the bubble to make clubs."
Earlier in the week Jayson Stark wrote that the Padres were in the mix for Will Ohman, but his asking price of $1.75MM could exceed the San Diego budget.