Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

MLB News

Toronto acquires Brito from Padres 

@_dadler
April 2, 2019

The Blue Jays traded for Padres outfielder Socrates Brito on Tuesday, sending Minor League outfielder Rodrigo Orozco to San Diego. To make room on their 40-man roster for Brito, the Blue Jays transferred Dalton Pompey (concussion) to the 60-day injured list. Brito was only with San Diego for a week

The Blue Jays traded for Padres outfielder Socrates Brito on Tuesday, sending Minor League outfielder Rodrigo Orozco to San Diego.

To make room on their 40-man roster for Brito, the Blue Jays transferred Dalton Pompey (concussion) to the 60-day injured list.

Brito was only with San Diego for a week and didn't play a game for the Padres, who claimed him off waivers from the D-backs last Wednesday and designated him for assignment Saturday. The 26-year-old played 24 big league games for Arizona last season, hitting .175/.227/.250 with one home run.

Orozco -- who was traded on his 24th birthday -- played six seasons in the Blue Jays' Minor League system. He spent the 2018 season at Class A Advanced Dunedin, where the switch-hitter batted .304/.375/.389 with one home run and 18 stolen bases in 112 games.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.