Padres offer arbitration to Bell, Harang



SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have offered salary arbitration to All-Star closer Heath Bell and right-hander Aaron Harang.

New general manager Josh Byrnes says the move was predictable. If the players decline, the Padres will receive compensatory draft picks.

Byrnes says it’s unlikely the players will accept arbitration, but the team will prepare for either scenario.