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Bryan Mitchell struggles again, as Padres routed by Mets

Bryan Mitchell struggles again, as Padres routed by Mets

The Padres acquired pitcher Bryan Mitchell for about $13.5 million.

That’s basically how to view the trade the team executed in December, getting Mitchell and third baseman Chase Headley in exchange for extraneous outfielder Jabari Blash.

A month into the season, Mitchell’s batting average is higher than Headley’s.

Unfortunately, after he lasted just 4 2/3 innings in Sunday’s 14-2 loss to the Mets, that backhanded compliment is almost the only one that can be paid regarding the results gotten by the 26-year-old right-hander.

How much longer the Mitchell experiment goes is an unknown, but manager Andy Green’s postgame comments Sunday were strikingly similar to his...

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