Padres GM Kevin Towers told MLB.com’s Corey Brock Tuesday that his club is in search of a veteran left-handed hitter.
"We’re waiting around until the first week of February," Towers said. In other words, something could go down early next week. Brad Wilkerson, Luis Gonzalez, Daryle Ward, Mark Sweeney and Doug Mientkiewicz are among the left-handed vets still on the market. Adam Dunn and Bobby Abreu are also unsigned, but they’re undoubtedly out of the Padres’ price range.