Jorge Alfaro thrives after trade to Padres

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Author: AJ Cassavell

Published on: 2022-06-17 12:32:15

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By late November, Jorge Alfaro had known for nearly two months that he wasn’t going to return to the Marlins. He just wasn’t sure where he would end up — until he got a late-night phone call from Padres president of baseball operations A.J. Preller.

“You won’t regret this,” Alfaro recalled telling Preller, having learned he’d been traded to San Diego (in exchange for modest cash considerations). “I will give you my best.”

The Padres certainly aren’t regretting it. The Marlins might be though. Alfaro is having an under-the-radar outstanding season in San Diego, bringing a .284/.322/.486 slash line into the weekend while showcasing some…

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