RP - SD
The Padres acquired LHP Tim Hill from the Royals in exchange for OF Franchy Cordero.
San Diego also parted with RHP Ronald Bolanos. Hill will help boost an already impressive Padres bullpen. The lefty put up a 3.63 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP in 46 appearances last season.
Tim Hill picked up the first save in Kelvin Herrera's absence on Friday in Houston. He didn't allow a baserunner.
Hill needed just 10 pitches to work the ninth inning. It was thought that Kevin McCarthy would get first crack at saves after Herrera was traded, but the situation remains fluid. Still, Hill at least showed that he's up to the task.