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Padres have discussed trade for Brewers’ Luis Sardinas

Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Luis Sardinas #3 of the Texas Rangers waits for his turn in the batting cage during batting practice prior the MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 20, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Rangers 8-5. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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Padres general manager A.J. Preller has been very active on the trade front this offseason, but he might not be done yet.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Padres have discussed the Brewers’ Luis Sardinas as an option for shortstop. Sardinas was just acquired from the Rangers two weeks ago along with right-handers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan in the Yovani Gallardo deal. It’s unclear whether the Brewers have any interest in flipping him this quickly and there haven’t been any recent trade talks, but they have a need in their bullpen at the moment and the Padres have some interesting arms to offer.

As of now, the Padres currently project to go with some combination of Alexi Amarista and Clint Barmes at shortstop in 2015. Known for his glove, the 25-year-old Sardinas made his major league debut last season and batted .261/.303/.313 over 125 plate appearances while making starts between shortstop, second base, and third base. Preller knows Sardinas well from his time in Texas.

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