Padres Sign Randy Flores

The Padres signed Randy Flores, according to CAA, the reliever's agency, on Twitter. Flores is set to sign a minor league deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock (Twitter link).

The 35-year-old left-hander started last season in Colorado and the Twins picked him up off of waivers in August. In 31 total innings last year, Flores posted a 3.19 ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9. Not surprisingly, he has fared better against left-handed hitters in his career, posting 7.7 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 against them. Flores induces more ground balls against right-handed batters, though.


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12 Comments on "Padres Sign Randy Flores"


rizdak
4 years 6 months ago

Um… Dislike

4 years 6 months ago

He’ll probably do well in the ballpark, after doing well in Coors last year.

4 years 6 months ago

um….Like. Joe Thatcher is the primary option. Padres need a second option. Low cost, high potential.

padreshobo
4 years 6 months ago

More options out of the pen are better than less I suppose. Especially after losing some in trades this winter.

dwarfcatt
4 years 6 months ago

Did he even record an out for the Twins? All I seem to remember are runs crossing the plate and his dejected walks to the dugout.

$1742854
4 years 6 months ago

Flores stunk it up last year overall and did no good for the Twins. It’s why they went out and claimed Fuentes off waivers.

Lee Steva
4 years 6 months ago

11 appearances, 3.2 innings pitched. Gives you an idea how Randy Flores did for the Twins.

Beersy
4 years 6 months ago

The Padres needed a second lefty and Flores should do just fine. A little work with Balsley and pitching at Petco never hurt any pitcher to the best of my knowledge. If things don’t work out, he’ll stink it up in Tucson all year. This is a win win move. Nice job Mr. Hoyer.

4 years 6 months ago

Bottom line, this is a minor league signing. No risk whatsoever. I really don’t understand such negativity when teams always make similar depth signings this time of year, every year.

RATTY1
4 years 6 months ago

This guy will gain new life with the Pads ..He will be part of a Trade later on to pick up some more Baby Pads to stock the Farm…I like this pick up..no down side at all.

4 years 6 months ago

He pitched to exactly 1 batter per outing in 11 games for the Twins. Overall for the year he had an ERA+ of 146 which is very good. Considering its a minor league deal its a no lose proposition for the Padres.

4 years 6 months ago

Just more prospecting for a team that might NOT win a Championship for a long time!!!