Padres call up pitching trade target Adrian Morejon, report says

first_img MLB trade rumors: Phillies have ‘investigated the possibility’ of dealing for Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke MLB trade rumors: Prospects Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Braves should move but don’t want to Sources: Cuban LHP Adrian Morejon is promoted to Big Leagues with Padres. He is on his way to Chicago right now. pic.twitter.com/A2tYHPaNnG— Francys Romero (@FrancysRomero10) July 20, 2019Adrian Morejon will join Luis Urías in Chicago tomorrow, sources tell The Athletic. Morejon, who has thrown seven consecutive hitless innings in Double A, will work out of the bullpen.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) July 20, 2019Morejon, 20, is the Padres’ No. 4 prospect and the No. 49 prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB Pipeline.He is 0-4 with a 4.25 ERA with the Amarillo Sod Poodles this year (we didn’t need the name, but who wouldn’t want to write that out) after posting sub-4.00 ERAs in his previous two minor league seasons. Related News MLB trade rumors: Twins eyeing Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, other arms, report says And if the Padres want to land a guy like Noah Syndergaard who they have been connected to or maybe even a Trevor Bauer who pundits still seem to believe he could move, Morejon could be the one who seals that deal.Morejon was the No. 3 prospect in a stacked 2016 international signee class. He ranked behind only Luis Robert who is now the No. 5 prospect in MLB and Kevin Maitan who the Braves were forced to surrender their rights to and now resides in the Angels system. Astros pitcher Cionel Perez and Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. were also in that class.If Morejon pitches well before the July 31 trade deadline he could very well entice teams to make a deal for him. Or he could just be awesome and then the Padres have a great young lefty to anchor their rotation for a while. It’s a win-win for San Diego. This is an interesting call up for the Padres for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s exciting to see a 20-year-old get a chance to pitch in the major leagues, but also, San Diego could very well use this opportunity to preview just what type of arm he has.Several teams have inquired about Morejon in trades over the last year including the Indians who wanted him in a deal for Corey Kluber this offseason. The young lefty has a solid three-pitch mix with two offerings that grade out as above average. That is in very high demand in trades. The Padres are calling up a lefty a lot of teams want.Adrian Morejon will be joining top infield prospect Luis Urias in Chicago with San Diego tomorrow, according to Las Mayores and The Athletic.last_img

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