WELCOME BACK: The Washington Nationals made a trade Friday, but it wasn’t the deal everyone was anticipating. While the Andrew McCutchen watch continues into Saturday, the Nationals did acquire veteran catcher Derek Norris from the Padres in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Pedro Avila.
The San Diego Padres today announced they have tendered contracts to 33 players for the 2017 season. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcements. The club has non-tendered INF/OF Alexi Amarista, RHP Jon Edwards, RHP Erik Johnson, INF Jose Pirela, RHP Tyson Ross and C