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Good news and (potentially) bad news

The signing of Trevor Cahill has been officially announced, but to clear space on the roster, Jabari Blash has been designated for assignment.

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Today the Padres officially announced the signing of Trevor Cahill. While the terms of his contract were not discussed in the announcement, it’s been reported that it’s a one-year deal with a base of $1.75M and incentives attached, similar to the deals worked for Clayton Richard and Jhoulys Chacin. The righty is slated to join Chacin and Richard in the Padres’ rotation. That’s the good news.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Cahill, the team chose to designate the newly-beloved Jabari Blash for assignment. The lanky Rule 5 draftee from last year made us swoon last spring with tape-measure blasts, but a lack of production in a part-time role eventually sent him down to El Paso. He came back late last season after a good showing in AAA, but struggled again with MLB pitching until a wrist injury ended his season. There’s a chance that he clears waivers and can accept assignment to the minors, but we can only close our eyes and hope.