Padres tender contracts to 28 players

The San Diego Padres today announced they have tendered contracts to 28 players for the 2016 season. In addition, the club has also announced they have signed INF Brett Wallace to a one-year contract for the 2016 season, avoiding arbitration. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcements.

Also already under contract for 2016 were RHPs James Shields, Cesar Vargas, OFs Matt Kemp and Melvin Upton Jr., INFs Alexi Amarista, Jedd Gyorko and C Josmil Pinto.

The club has non-tendered C Rocky Gale, LHP Frank Garces and INF Will Middlebrooks.

With today's announcement, the Padres currently have 36 players on the 40-man roster.