Brad Hawpe will clear waivers tomorrow, reports Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, and the Padres "have genuine interest." Renck mentions the Rangers as another potential suitor.
Hawpe would have to play left field for the Padres, who have Ryan Ludwick manning the other outfield corner. Will Venable, Chris Denorfia, and Scott Hairston have been handling left field lately. Padres left fielders have just a .213/.306/.327 line on the season.
I'm sure there's quite a few of us who didn't really know much about this guy. Happened to catch this interview on the way home today, and within 5 minutes I became a big fan. Pretty great story, nice background, and he's a solid interview to boot.