The San Diego Padres are in the chase for one of the top shortstops in MLB free agency, and a new report suggests they could add the one that played for their biggest rival in 2022.

With the MLB winter meetings set for next week, the offseason maneuverings should hit overdrive very soon. While the free agent signing period has been open for a couple of weeks, very few major signings have been made. When superstars like Aaron Judge, Jacob deGrom, and Justin Verlander finally make a decision on their future, it is likely to cause a domino effect in the market.

One area that could see a bunch of major movement when that happens is the shortstop class in this year’s MLB free agency. There are four former or current All-Stars up for grabs at the position and The San Diego Padres are among many teams that are shopping around to add one of those elite talents in 2023.