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NL West Notes: Padres considering Jered Weaver, DBacks sign Conger

The latest from around the National League West.

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San Diego is still in pursuit of starting pitching depth and is interested in Travis Wood and Jered Weaver, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

The Padres are set to open the season with Jhoulys Chacin, Trevor Cahill and Clayton Richard in the rotation but still have interest in adding another arm.

The market for Wood has yet to develop, though earlier this offseason it was reported some teams are interested in adding him as a starter. Over 61.0 innings with the Cubs last season, Wood posted a 2.95 ERA and 4.54 FIP.

Weaver, 34, struggled with the Angels in 2016, pitching to a 5.06 ERA and 5.62 FIP over 178.0 innings.

Here’s the latest from around the National League West.

  • Yasmani Grandal thrived in 2017 and will almost certainly open 2017 as the Dodgers’ primary catching option.

  • The Giants are considering hiring Barry Bonds as a hitting instructor during spring training. He reportedly could also help minor league players during the season.

  • ESPN’s Jim Bowden gave Colorado’s offseason a B grade, which is interesting given the club’s moves this winter.

  • The Diamondbacks signed Hank Conger to a minor league deal because apparently they can’t get enough catchers.

  • FOX Sports San Diego is seemingly having trouble keeping one constant sideline reporting presence.