Over the weekend, the San Diego Padres announced they had reached a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays that will send second baseman Yangervis Solarte to the Blue Jays in exchange for a pair of prospects. The two prospects are right-hander Jared Carkuff and outfielder Edward Olivares.
San Diego also re-signed Craig Stammen a right-hander hurler to a two-year deal on Saturday while designating Jose Rondon, an infielder, for assignment.
Solarte, who is 30, has played the last three plus seasons in San Diego. In 2017, his numbers were a .255 batting average, 18 homers and 64 runs batted in. For his Major League Baseball career, Solarte has a batting average of .267.
The second baseman debuted in the big leagues during the 2014 regular season as a member of the New York Yankees.
Olivares, who is 21, last season hit .269, with 17 homers, 72 runs batted in, and stole 20 bases over 120 games in Class A with Dunedin and Lansing. Olivares is from Venezuela and signed with Toronto in 2014 as a free agent.
Carkuff, who is 24, finished last season with an overall record of 3-4 while posting eight saves and an ERA of 3.86 over 34 appearances in relief while playing for Vancouver, Dunedin and Lansing, all Class A teams, and Buffalo a Triple-A team in Toronto’s farm system. Carkuff was picked by the Blue Jays during the 35th round of the 2016 draft after playing college ball with Austin Peay.
Stammen, who is 33, finished the 2017 season 2-3 with an ERA of 3.14. He had 74 strikeouts while walking 28. He set a career high in appearances with 60 for San Diego.
He inherited 55 runners, which was the highest in the National League, and allowed only 14 to score, including just two when he came on with the bases loaded. Over his 289 appearances during his career in the big leagues, Stammen has pitched for the Nationals and Padres he has a career record of 28-27 with an ERA of 3.80.
Toronto finished the 2017 regular season with a record of 76-86 finishing 17 games behind the American League East champion Boston Red Sox.
San Diego finished its 2017 regular season 71-91 and was 33 games behind the National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers.