Romak has signed a minor league contract with the Padres, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

He didn't improve his stock this past season in Japan and was likely signed merely for organizational depth. Romak does own an .835 OPS in parts of four seasons at the Triple-A level, but he played in the favorable hitting environments of the Pacific Coast League. The 31-year-old has logged just 39 plate appearances at the major league level.

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