Padres Rumors: Headley, Grandal, Int’l Signings

Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes says that he doesn't expect Chase Headley to be traded this winter, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  The Padres like their offense and want to keep it in tact, but will look to bolster their pitching this offseason.  Here's more out of San Diego..

  • Speaking of Headley, a baseball source tells Corey Brock of MLB.com that no discussions about a multi-year have taken place yet between him and the club.  Earlier this week, it was reported that the third baseman had some extension talks with Byrnes & Co.  Headley is set to hit the open market after the 2014 season.
  • Byrnes indicated to Morosi (via Twitter) that he's unlikely to look for a starting catcher after the suspension of Yasmani Grandal.  Instead, the Padres will work with Nick Hundley and John Baker during Grandal's 50-game suspension.
  • The Padres have signed four amateur prospects from Latin America, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America.  Dominican outfielder Euri Minaya, a 6-foot-4, 200 pound power hitter, was the biggest signing of the bunch at $700K.

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