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Rumor Central: Brad Hand on trading block?

Brad Hand has a 1.73 ERA through 22 games this season. Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire

The last place San Diego Padres are looking to deal players, headlined by lefty reliever Brad Hand, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

Rumor Central"Padres recently reaffirmed to other teams that they continue to be open for business," Olney tweeted on Wednesday, adding that Hand is the "primary guy on the table."

Hand has a 1.73 ERA in 22 games this season, striking out 35 batters over 26 innings.

According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have had "very preliminary discussions" with other teams regarding Hand.

The 27-year-old, who appeared in a major-league high 82 games in 2016, is slated to make $1.375 million this year and is eligible for arbitration in 2018 at the earliest.

-- Alex Tekip