The Padres Should Bring Back Alexi Amarista

The Colorado Rockies declined a $2.5 million option on Alexi Amarista, making him a free agent. The Padres should #BringHimHome.

Here are all of the totally legitimate baseball reasons why they should re-sign Amarista:

A .231 batting average, .275 on-base percentage, and .599 OPS over seven seasons

He can play multiple positions in the field and is #BetterThanNothing at all of them

He can pitch

San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

His outfield defense is on point

Watch Alexi Amarista “leap” at the wall after doing the Amarista Center Field Shuffle.

Vocal Minority David can keep tweeting this photo without feeling silly

This Padres team needs better nicknames for Players’ Weekend jersey sales, and nothing is better than “Li’l Ninja.”

He’s totally adorbs

 

There you have it. All of the completely legitimate baseball reasons why the Padres should re-sign Alexi Amarista. Get to getting on it, Preller.*

*Don’t even think about it, Preller. For the love of Jebus, don’t bring him back.

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