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"We are thrilled to bring Jaron back to the Padres," Hoyer said. "He has a great reputation starting from his days working with the Padres. And he comes in with a proven working relationship with Jason and Chris (Gwynn, the Padres director of player personnel)."
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But Moorad indicated in a radio interview Thursday that the payroll could be closer to $50 million because season ticket renewals have been encouraging.
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Signing Crisp addresses that need, but also provides the club with a very solid player who will almost certainly provide value in excess of his salary. A one-year deal at such a low price-point is nearly risk free, and is exactly the type of signing a team in transition, like the Padres, should be making.