Padres Rumors: 3 Players Not Expected Back Next Season

The San Diego Padres will likely be losing a decent amount of players this offseason through free agency. However, there are three specific players who stand out. Let's take a look at them now. 

Josh Bell: Josh Bell was one of the Padres' notable deadline acquisitions. However, things just did not work out well for Bell in San Diego, as he had a .192 batting average in 53 regular-season games following the trade. Although he picked up his play during the postseason a bit, it seems more likely than not that both parties will elect to move on from what was a rocky tenure.

Brandon Drury: Similar to Bell, Brandon Drury initially struggled in San Diego after being traded there. After hitting 20 home runs in 92 games with the Cincinnati Reds before the trade, he had a .238 batting average in 46 regular-season games with San Diego. Yet, he did pick it up in the playoffs at the end, so there certainly should be plenty of interest in him via free agency. Thus, expect him to find a new home.

Sean Manaea: Sean Manaea has the chance to be a UFA this offseason, and he is likely to test the market. Overall, he struggled in his lone season as a Padre, sporing an 8-9 record and a rather high 4.96 ERA. Still, given his solid past seasons, there should be a market for him - even if he has to settle for a one-year pact. 

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