Padres trade infielder Yangervis Solarte to Blue Jays

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, San Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte holds on to the ball after catching a line drive hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Solarte from the Padres on on Saturday, Jan 6, 2018, for prospects Edward Olivares and Jared Carkuff. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

The San Diego Padres sent infielder Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays for prospects Edward Olivares and Jared Carkuff, and also signed two pitchers

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres sent infielder Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday for prospects Edward Olivares and Jared Carkuff, and also signed two pitchers.

The 30-year-old Solarte hit .255 with 18 homers and 64 RBIs in 128 games last season for the Padres.

San Diego re-signed right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen to a two-year contract, signed Japanese right-hander Kazuhisa Makita to a two-year deal, and designated infielder Jose Rondon for assignment.

The 33-year-old Stammen was 2-3 with a 3.14 ERA with 74 strikeouts and just 28 walks in a career-high 60 appearances for the Padres last season. He inherited a National League-high 55 runners and allowed just 14 of them to score, including only two with the bases loaded. In 289 career appearances with Washington and San Diego, Stammen is 28-27 with a 3.80 ERA.

Makita, also 33, was 10-4 with a 1.91 ERA the last two seasons with the Seibu Lions in Japan. The submarine-throwing pitcher was the closer for bronze medal-winning Japan in the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017, going a combined 2-0 with three saves.

The 21-year-old Olivares hit .269 with 17 home runs, 72 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 120 Class A games with Lansing and Dunedin. From Venezuela, he signed with Toronto as an international free agent in 2014.

Carkuff, 24, was 3-4 with eight saves and a 3.86 ERA in 34 relief appearances between Single-A Vancouver, Lansing and Dunedin and Triple-A Buffalo last season. He was selected by Toronto in the 35th round of the June 2016 draft out of Austin Peay.

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