That didn’t take long. Jose Rondon, who was recently designated for assignment by the Padres to make room for Craig Stammen on the 40-man roster, has been traded to the White Sox. In return, the Padres will be receiving a player to be named later or *drinks glass of purple drank, gargles with gravel* young money cash money.
Rondon came to the Padres organization as part of the haul for Huston Street back in 2014, and got into eight games (seven starts at shortstop and one pinch-hit appearance) with the Friars way back in 2016, much more innocent times. He singled thrice in 25 at-bats for a batting average of .120, but his lone walk bumped his OBP all the way up to a whopping .154. Hopefully he’ll get an opportunity to improve on those numbers for the South Siders this year.
The Padres traded infielder Jose Rondon, designated for assignment over the weekend, for a PTBNL or cash from the White Sox.— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) January 10, 2018
As a born-and-raised good ol’ West Virginia boy, I’m a sucker for a good Randy Moss reference, so thanks for that, John.