Marlins trade Alfaro to Padres
Alfaro was entering his second offseason of arbitration eligibility and projects to earn $2.7 million in 2022. The move was made in the waning moments of the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players.
The Marlins acquired 2021 Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, making Alfaro somewhat redundant.
Over 92 games last year, Alfaro hit .244/.283/.342 with four homers and eight stolen bases.
Alfaro spent three seasons with the Marlins after the team acquired him from the Philadelphia Phillies as part of the return in the J.T. Realmuto trade. Alfaro owns a career .707 OPS (88 OPS+).