Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 3:30pm


The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher James Norwood from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Dauris Valdez.

What does it give the San Diego Padres
The Padres begin 2021 with a plethora of pitchers on the Injured List, so it makes sense to add bullpen depth here in the form of Norwood, 27. He should see some time in San Diego at some point this season.

What does it give the Chicago Cubs
The Cubs recently designated Norwood for assignment, so they did well to get back a future asset in Valdez, a reliever with modest upside. Still, this is a decent move for Chicago.

Fantasy impact
Neither Norwood nor Valdez are relevant fantasy relievers at this time, although things can change quickly in Major League Baseball teams' bullpens.

Player focus

San Diego Padres

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Chicago Cubs

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