According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres could be interested in trading for Ubaldo Jimenez.
The Padres have been linked to free agent starters like Dan Haren and Daisuke Matsuzaka, but general manager Josh Byrnes has indicated that they much likelier to go the trade route as they seek rotation help. "Clearly, trades make more sense for what we're trying to do," Byrnes said. "The free agent market prices are higher than they should be. We've spent more time discussing trades than free agents." Jimenez is coming off two straight disappointing seasons, but he has the durability the Padres seek and might fare better at Petco Park.