San Diego Padres Release 7-Veteran Outfielder

The San Diego Padres have recently made the decision to release veteran outfielder Adam Engel.

After being designated for assignment, Engel, 31, has cleared waivers and is now a free agent.

Although his playing time with the Padres was limited, he showcased defensive skills and speed on the basepaths throughout his career. However, upon his return from injury, Engel struggled at the plate, going 0-for-6 in just five games, resulting in a .620 OPS during his time in Triple-A.

Despite this, Engel is expected to draw interest from other teams in need of outfield depth, offering him the opportunity to explore new opportunities in the open market.

Over his seven-year career, Engel holds a .224/.279/.349 triple-slash line, with 30 home runs, 123 RBIs, 47 stolen bases, and 173 runs scored across 528 games played.
Prior to signing with the Padres this past offseason, Engel had spent his entire career with the Chicago White Sox. Photo Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports