San Diego Padres Bring Back Familiar Face

Outfielder Jurickson Profar has rejoined the San Diego Padres, signing a minor league contract following his recent release from the Colorado Rockies.

Profar, who previously played with the Padres from 2020 to 2022, is seeking a fresh start after a challenging stint with the Rockies, during which he posted a batting line of .236/.316/.364 in 111 games this year.

Despite the ups and downs in his career, the Padres are affording Profar an opportunity to contribute as non-roster veteran depth, while also considering the possibility of promoting him to the major league roster if he performs well in the minor leagues.

Notably, Profar's journey has been marked by intriguing contract decisions and performance fluctuations.

He had declined a player option with the Padres during the previous offseason and briefly joined the Rockies before his release.

His time with the Padres in 2020 and 2021 showcased a batting average of .244, an on-base percentage of .333, and a slugging percentage of .375, along with 26 home runs over 345 games. The Padres' move to sign Profar to a minor league contract underscores their belief in his potential to contribute, especially with the expanded roster options available.

As he embarks on this new chapter with the Padres' organization, Profar will begin with the Triple-A El Paso team. The expanded rosters, now accommodating 28 players, enhance his chances of making a return to the major league stage.

The Padres' decision to give Profar another opportunity demonstrates their confidence in his abilities and their commitment to fostering his resurgence within their ranks. Photo Credit:  Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports