Vosler signed a major-league deal with the Giants on Tuesday. The 27-year-old spent the shortened season at the Padres' alternate training site and had a .291/.367/.523 slash line with 20 home runs and 63 RBI in 116 games at Triple-A in 2019. Vosler has yet to make his major-league debut, but he's now on the 40-man roster and would seem to stand a strong chance of cracking San Francisco's Opening Day roster next year.
Vosler joined the Padres' 60-man player pool Sunday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Vosler enjoyed a strong season at Triple-A El Paso in 2019, slashing .291/.367/.523 with 20 home runs and 63 RBI. The 26-year-old is not on the Padres' 40-man roster, so he's a long shot to see any big-league playing time this season.
Vosler was traded from the Cubs to the Padres on Tuesday in exchange for Rowan Wick, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Vosler split time between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa in 2018, posting a combined .251/.330/.467 line with 23 homers and 29 doubles across 129 games with both teams. The 25-year-old will likely fill an organizational depth role in 2019.
Vosler led Double-A Tennessee with 21 home runs and 81 RBI this season. Vosler played 129 games for the Smokies and slashed .241/.343/.429. With the trades of Jeimer Candelario and Eloy Jimenez this season, Vosler has moved into the discussion as one of the Cubs' top-10 hitting prospects. The 23-year-old is blocked by Kris Bryant at third, so a position change may be necessary to make it to the big leagues, at least without switching organizations.
Vosler, 23, is batting .259/.361/.439 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI through 104 games for Double-A Tennessee. With the trade of Jeimer Candelario, among other moves, Vosler has entered the conversation in terms of hitting prospects for the Cubbies. With Kris Bryant entrenched at third, it is doubtful Vosler ever seizes the job at the hot corner in Chicago, though he could become trade bait or move to the outfield if necessary.
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