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MLB reviewing Padres for possibly not disclosing injuries in trades

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ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that there is an MLB review in process of the Padres. It stems from two complaints. One was from the Marlins after they accepted Colin Rea in a trade and he promptly exited a game with an arm injury. Rea was returned to the Padres last week.

The other, seemingly lesser issue, is that Drew Pomeranz had an undisclosed medical issue. Pomeranz is still actively pitching and will not be returned to the Padres, according to sources of the Union Tribune. The MLB and those in the industry are interested to find out if A.J. Preller and the Padres hid injury concerns in an attempt to gain an edge in these transactions.

Major League Baseball is aware of the concerns and reviewing the exchanges, though it is unclear whether the Padres face specific penalties or reprimand. The Marlins have received a remedy already, and the Red Sox are not seeking remedy or an alteration of their deal, sources say.

Meanwhile, the Padres received Chris Paddack from the Marlins and he now needs to Tommy John surgery.