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Daily Friar 12.13.12 

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Yesterday was a fairly quiet day all around baseball compared to the days before with trades and whatnot. Yeah there were some signings, but most were minor, or pretty obvious that they were going to happen. For instance, Ichiro resigned with the Yankees and the Giants resigned Andres Torres. Torres was with the Giants for two years before being traded for Angel Pagan, but now he is headed back to the Bay Area.

The Padres signed a handful of guys to minor league contracts, which are detailed below. I believe, if I read it correctly, that all those contracts include spring training invites. As we get ever closer to the new year the free agent market and moves should start to heat up. I know clubs like to have a good sense of what they are working with when it comes time for pitchers and catchers to report. A quick side note in the where are they now category: Thomas Tull, who was in the running to purchase the Padres (and is the CEO of Legendary Pictures) is still involved in San Diego. He has donated money to the Safari Park to open a new tiger exhibit which broke ground yesterday. Just a little fun fact there. Enjoy the articles below on the minor league signings, and stay safe out there on the wet roads.
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Sean O’Sullivan among three signed to minor league deal – Padres.com

“O’Sullivan split last season between two Triple-A teams in the Blue Jays and Royals organization. He went a combined 14-7 with a 4.23 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.”

Padres agree to terms with seven to minor league contracts – Padres Press Release

“The San Diego Padres today announced they have agreed to terms with seven players on minor league contracts each with an invitation to Major League spring training, including outfielder Travis Buck, right-handed pitchers Sean O’Sullivan, Jason Ray and Daniel Stange, infielder Gregorio Petit and catchers Rene Rivera and Eddy Rodriguez.”

Padres resign LHP Juan Pablo Oramas – The Friarhood

“On November 30th, the Padres non-tendered Juan Pablo Oramas (Ranked as the #20 prospect on Friarhood.com, Ranked as the #12 prospect heading into 2012 by Baseball America).  Ten days later (12/10/12) the Padres were able to sign the 22-year old southpaw that is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.”

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About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.