An odd thing happened today, just a few days after the San Diego Padres sent Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea to the Miami Marlins in exchange for a handful of prospects. The Miami Marlins traded Colin Rea back to the San Diego Padres in exchange for one of the prospects that was in the original deal.
After Colin Rea left his first start with the Marlins with an arm injury, there are concerns that he will require Tommy John surgery and will miss all of this season and most of the 2017 MLB season as well.
Was Rea injured before the Padres traded him to the Marlins? That is a question that will be asked over the next few days.
Josh Naylor, who was seen as the biggest prospect the Padres got back in the original deal, is staying with the Padres. Reliever Carter Capps and starting pitcher Jarred Cosart also remain with the team. However, Luis Castillo will likely return to the Marlins’ Single-A minor-league team after being assigned to the Padres’ Double-A minor-league affiliate.