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NL West Notes: Padres under investigation, Giants struggle with Adrianza

Here's what's happening around the National League West.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

On a day where Major League Baseball rolled out several investigations for notable incidents, the Padres were not left out of the conversation, after a tumultuous week that saw several key trades.

Per ESPN's Buster Olney, Major League Baseball is investigating complaints that the Padres made trade deals without disclosing injuries to the players' destinations. The most notable incident of this is Colin Rea, who now needs Tommy John surgery just a week after joining the Miami Marlins.

The investigation puts a damper on the Padres otherwise successful trading season that appeared to put them in a favorable situation going forward.

Here's what else happening around the National League West:

The Giants are struggling with a dilemma surrounding shortstop Ehire Adrianza. The 27-year-old is a career .311 hitter in the minors, but that success hasn't been built on in the majors at all, as Adrianza has hit just .214 at the major league level since making his debut in 2013. Adrianza has upside with his generally young age and defensive ability, and his switch-hitting could be an asset for Bruce Bochy going forward. However, you have to wonder if the Giants will say enough is enough.

How putrid has this season been for the Diamondbacks? One SB Nation contributor took to a Pythagorean system to answer that question, and the answer isn't pretty. Let's just say this season's squad should be happy the '04 D-Backs lost 111 games.

The Yasiel Puig saga continues to swirl in Los Angeles, but recent discussions suggest that Puig is close to leaving the team and venturing elsewhere. Dodgers president Andrew Friedman claimed Puig is at a "crossroads", and must continue to learn and improve to have a shot at the pro level.

Matt Carasiti is continuing to settle in with Triple-A Albuquerque. Carasiti has embraced his closer role with the Isotopes, and his pitching arsenal doesn't lie: Carasiti can throw a 98-mile fastball practically anywhere he wants on the plate, and throws an 80-to-83 MPH splitter that could be his bragging point. If he continues to pitch at such a high level, Carasiti should have no problem nailing down the closer role with the Rockies in 2017.