MLB has recently been investigating San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller. He allegedly kept two sets of medical records to deceive trade partners. As a result MLB has suspended Preller 30 days without pay. Below is a statement released from MLB.
After acquiring Pomeranz the Red Sox became aware of certain health measures that weren’t in baseball’s medical database. Another circumstance of this is in the Colin Rea trade with the Marlins, in which Rea developed an injury during his first start, and was later sent back to the Padres.
The big picture for the Padres as an organization is that if you really think of it, now what GM’s are even going to think about dealing with the Padres knowing that their GM has tried to pull something over on teams before.