Multiple clubs have contacted the Padres regarding Jankowski, manager Andy Green confirmed, per Kyle Glaser of Baseball America. Among the teams to check in on the 25-year-old are the Texas Rangers, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports, but that was before they agreed to a one-year deal with Carlos Gomez.
Whether the Rangers still have interest is unclear, but Hanser Alberto, a defensive-minded infielder with a weak bat, appears to be a name that the Padres are intrigued by, Cassavell writes.
Speed is a key element in Jankowski's game, as the center fielder stole 30 bases in 131 games last season. He slashed .245/.332/.313 at the plate.
The Pads have a bit of a surplus in the outfield, with Alex Dickerson, Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe all expected to get a good deal of reps in addition to Jankowski. However, Jankowski can't become a free agent until 2022 at the earliest, so it's tough to imagine the Padres would be aggressively looking to move him.
- Kyle Brasseur