Now Commenting On:

Padres tender contracts to 31 players

Padres tender contracts to 31 players

Padres tender contracts to 31 players
SAN DIEGO -- Barring any late developments, the Padres will head to the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday with 39 players on the 40-man roster after they tendered contracts to 31 players on Friday.

As expected, the team offered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players. The Padres did non-tender one player, left-handed pitcher Juan Oramas, who had Tommy John surgery during the season and wouldn't return until mid-season in 2013 at the earliest.

The Padres had 10 players under contract for 2013 before Friday -- reliever Huston Street; pitcher Cory Luebke; catchers Yasmani Grandal and Nick Hundley; infielder Jeudy Valdez and outfielders Kyle Blanks, Chris Denorfia, Mark Kotsay, Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin.

The players who were arbitration-eligible were outfielder Will Venable; shortstop Everth Cabrera; third baseman Chase Headley; relievers Luke Gregerson and Joe Thatcher; pitchers Clayton Richard and Edinson Volquez; and catcher John Baker.

Oramas, 22, was 3-4 with a 6.37 ERA in 35 1/3 innings with Double-A San Antonio before having surgery last June. Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2006, Oramas went 25-19 with a 3.24 ERA over parts of five Minor League seasons.

The Padres also have two players on their restricted list -- catcher Grandal and pitcher Jose De Paula. Those players don't count toward the 40-man roster.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español