With the Trade Deadline approaching faster than we think, teams are beginning to establish themselves as either buyers or sellers.
One team that is somewhat in the middle is the San Diego Padres, who had the busiest offseason in team history, but have not met expectations with a 20-23 start, sinking down to fourth in the NL West division.
However, GM A.J. Preller is willing to do all within his power to make his team better. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Padres have scouted the Brewers looking for a shortstop upgrade. They likely do not have the prospects to acquire Jean Segura, but Luis Sardinas could be an option for them, as Preller is familiar with Sardinas from his time in the Rangers' organization.
Thus far this season, the Padres' have been getting negative production from their shortstops. They have slashed .201/.285/.286 and are worth -0.4 fWAR, 27th in baseball.
Sardinas is 22-years-old and would likely be a better shortstop than any option the Padres currently have. He's hitting .288/.324/.386 down in Triple-A and was ranked as high as the 76th-best prospect in baseball via MLB.com.
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