Left-hander Wade Miley, a potential target for the San Diego Padres, has re-signed with the Milwaukee Brewers on a one-year deal.
The Padres, in need of starting pitchers, are expected to lose multiple players, including Blake Snell, Seth Lugo, Michael Wacha, and Nick Martinez.
Wade Miley had a solid season with the Brewers, posting a 3.14 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP while making 79 strikeouts in 120.1 innings.
Miley could have been a valuable veteran addition to the Padres' rotation, but he opted to stay with Milwaukee.
The winter meetings this week may see increased activity in the starting pitching market, with notable signings like Luis Severino, Lance Lynn, and Kyle Gibson.
San Diego faces challenges in adding pitching talent due to rising player salaries, while they also aim to cut costs this offseason.
The Padres' president of baseball operations, A.J. Preller, is known for his creativity in building a team and finding solutions.
The departure of potential pitching options puts pressure on the Padres to navigate the competitive market effectively.