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Padres miss on Hector Olivera

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The Padres and the Dodgers have long been considered the finalists for landing Cuban infielder Hector Olivera.  Today we finally learn that he's fated to be a Dodger.  Olivera is almost thirty and has now been signed to a deal that will likely take him to the end of his career with 6 years and $62.6 million.

It sounds like Padres GM A.J. Preller probably drew a line in the sand and refused to pay an old and busted player for that many years.

Sure it sounds like a "we didn't want him anyway!" type excuse, but still the Padres are left with a questionable infield for this season at very least.