Padres gain additional Draft pick through lottery

Padres gain additional Draft pick through lottery

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres gained an additional pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday through baseball's first Competitive Balance Lottery.

The Padres will receive the first pick in Round B, which will be held after the second round. That would likely be the 70th overall pick, or close to it.

The lottery, created under the rules of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, is designed to help teams perceived to need the most assistance by awarding extra Draft picks to some of them.

The 10 smallest-market teams and 10 lowest-revenue teams had an opportunity to win an additional selection.

But there's a twist.

The Padres could trade this pick on or before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. But the pick can only be dealt during the regular season -- this season or next -- and not the offseason.