San Diego was not expected to make a deal in the final moments leading up to Friday's non-waiver trade deadline but was able to add a left-handed reliever. Marc Rzepczynski was sent to San Diego in exchange for Abraham Almonte, according to ESPN's Keith Law.
Rzepczynski has pitched to a 4.43 ERA and 2.98 FIP over 20.1 innings this season with the Indians. The 29-year old has posted a career 3.81 ERA. He did not have his name consistently mentioned in trade rumors but the Padres were reportedly seeking an upgrade in their bullpen and Rzepczynski was an ideal fit.
Rzepczynski's 4.43 ERA, if it remains the same, would be the worst of his career since 2010 and comes after a pair of solid seasons with Cleveland.
Almonte, 26, has posted a .204/.271/.259 batting line to complement four RBIS through 31 games with the Padres this season. In 61 games with Triple-A, Almonte has had a bit more success, posting a .275/.361/.414 line.