San Diego Padres Place 8-Year Veteran Outfielder On Waivers

The San Diego Padres have made a series of roster moves in recent days.

They first designated outfielder Ben Gamel for assignment after a brief six-game stint with the team.

Despite performing well in Triple-A, the 31-year-old veteran had limited playing time in the majors this season, managing just three hits in 15 plate appearances.

Over his eight-year MLB career, Gamel has been known for his .252/.332/.384 batting line, marked by a solid walk rate but a lack of power, particularly for a corner outfield position.

The Padres have placed him on outright waivers or release waivers, leaving it to other teams to potentially claim him or allowing him to explore free agency.

Across his eight-year career, the 31-year-old holds a .716 OPS, with 40 home runs, 200 RBIs, 21 stolen bases, and 261 runs scored over 685 games played.

Gamel has spent three seasons with the Seattle Mariners, two each with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers, and a season each with the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Guardians, and the New York Yankees. Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports