The A’s have acquired 25-year old lefty starting pitcher Andrew Werner and 27-year old switch-hitting infielder Andy Parrino from the Padres. The A’s have dealt 25-year old righty starter/reliever Tyson Ross and 24-year old righty swinging 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones to the Padres to complete this deal. Werner could get a shot to win a job at the back end of the A’s rotation next spring. Werner pitched in 8 games (all starts) for the Padres last year and he was 2-3 with a 5.58 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. He also pitched in 22 games (all starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Padres last year and he was 5-10 with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Andy Parrino will get a shot to win a job on the A’s bench next spring as he is very versatile in the field. Parrino played in 55 games for the Padres last year and he was 24 of 116 (.207 avg, .592 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 1 homer, 6 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He has now played in 79 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 32 of 160 (.200 avg, .576 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 1 homer, 10 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.
Tyson Ross might find himself in San Diego, but the A’s didn’t want to wait around for him to reach his potential anymore. Ross pitched in 18 games (13 starts) for the A’s last year and he was 2-11 with a 6.50 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP. He pitched in 53 games (21 starts) in his three years with the A’s and he was 6-18 with 1 save, a 5.33 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. A.J. Kirby-Jones isn’t considered much of a prospect. He played in 115 games in A-ball last year for the A’s and he was 99 of 399 (.248 avg, .843 OPS) with 62 runs scored, 21 homers and 69 RBIs.
This is likely a trade that will help both teams.