MLB Trade Rumors: Padres "Still Considering" Free Agent Outfielder

The San Diego Padres remain in ongoing deliberation over the potential signing of free-agent outfielder Tommy Pham, as reported by Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

Despite initial talks dating back to mid-March and a proximity to reaching an agreement, the deal has yet to be solidified. Pham's candidacy presents an opportunity for the Padres to bolster their outfield depth, a critical area of focus for the team.

At 36 years old, Pham offers experience and a track record of productivity, factors that could significantly enhance the Padres' lineup.

With Pham's solid offensive performance in 2023, boasting a .265/.328/.446 batting line along with 16 home runs and 22 stolen bases, he stands as a valuable asset for the Padres.

In addition, his ability to address deficiencies in hitting against left-handed pitching adds an extra allure for San Diego.

With the team closely monitoring the performance of switch-hitting outfielder Jurickson Profar, Pham's signing could hinge on the sustained success of Profar, who has shown promise with a .269 batting average, an .809 OPS, and three RBIs in 26 at-bats this season. Photo Credit: Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK