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'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.

12 Responses to Padres Sign Randy Flores Leave a Reply

  1. rizdak 4 years ago

    Um… Dislike

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

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

  4. padreshobo 4 years ago

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

  5. dwarfcatt 4 years 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 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 ago

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

  6. Beersy 4 years 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.

  7. 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.

  8. RATTY1 4 years 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 down side at all.

  9. 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.

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

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