SAN DIEGO — The Winter Meetings bore fruit to the Padres.

Aday after overall manager A.J. Preller left Las Vegas with out a majorleague trade, the Padres stumbled on a two-year agreement with second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to team sources. The club has not yet confirmed the deal, which includes a club option and also will probably be worth $ 8 million.

SAN DIEGO — The Winter Meetings bore fruit to the Padres.

Aday after overall manager A.J. Preller left Las Vegas with out a majorleague trade, the Padres stumbled on a two-year agreement with second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to team sources. The club has not yet confirmed the deal, which will probably be worth $8 million and includes a club option.

It is the the first trade. (The Garrett Richards registering and a couple minor motions don’t qualify.)

Kinsler’s coming off a Gold Glove awardwinning season at second base, but he fought with a .681 OPS — down more than 100 points from his career average. He is likely to play an integral part and that’s going to influence the remainder of the roster plans of Preller.

Video: ALCS Gm4: Kinsler retires Gurriel with basket catch

Here’s a look at three ways the rest of the club affects:

Inch. Luis Urias isn’t just another baseman
Team sources made it abundantly obvious that the addition of Kinsler does not mean such a thing for the longterm trajectory of Urias, the presumed second baseman for the future. Still, Kinsler’s presence may undoubtedly impact hillcrest’s short term plans for the 21-year-old middle-infielder, the Padres’ No. 4 overall prospect according-to MLB Pipeline.

From the Minors, period split evenly between both instant and short. Arrives, Urias is destined for second base. However, for the time being, he is the clear favorite to start out the season at shortstop at moment, as the team looks to bring another candidate .

Video: [email protected]: Urias lays outside to commemorate Votto of a Winner

That plan isn’t put in stone. Kinsler will get repetitions at third in Spring Training, and Urias will obviously continue to work on moment. Still, Urias is viewed by scouts being a capable defender as things stand he the option there, and in a short — before Tatis arrives, at least.

2. Freddy Galvis probably isn’t coming straight back
The Padres loved the consistency that they got from Galvis at 2018, and they certainly were quite enthusiastic about a potential reunion at the beginning of the offseason. However, it may be time for you to write Galvis away as a choice for future years.

According to team sources, the Kinsler registering makes Galvis’ return much less likely — though hopeless. San Diego feels like it has found a remedy to its shortstop questions, with Urias functioning since the bridge.

Galvis’ yield continues to be a possibility. Kinsler and Galvis may form something of a platoon, with Urias and Tatis playing when Tatis arrives. (Tatis is more than capable of playing third base on the days Galvis is currently at short.) However, Galvis’ selling price might be too high, especially with shortstop essential. It seems likelier that san-diego tries to bring perhaps even a hybrid that is shortstop/third-base or a 3rd baseman .

Video: [email protected]: Galvis straps a Walkoff dual in the 15th

3. After a good 2017 effort, Pirela thoroughly fought in 2018. The Padres stuck for nearly 500 plate appearances with him at the trouble of playing time for a few younger hitters. Pirela never rewarded them for their faith, completing with a WAR and also a .645 OPS.

Whenever the Kinsler price is finalized (presumably early this week), then Pirela will probably be designated for assignment. If hillcrest changes course and opts to maintain Pirela, he is probably not really miss the roster.

Video: [email protected]: Pirela lays out, recovers to nab Hernandez

Non-roster guys like Tatis, Esteban Quiroz and Jason Vosler will even get the opportunity, and it is still possible Wil Myers slots in at third base. Where does that render Pirela? Likely off the roster and possibly on the other club altogether.

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