– The trade deadline was a dud for the San Diego Padres.

While many in baseball expected General Manager A.J. Preller to perhaps be as frenzied of a trader as he was in December, he made only a minor deal.

When the deadline passed Friday, left fielder Justin Upton, starter Tyson Ross, relievers Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit and everybody else who had been named in various rumors remained with the Padres.

Upton seemed the likeliest to be moved, since he will be eligible for free agency after the season.

"Ultimately, we didn't feel like we got to the value that we needed to get to," Preller said.

The Padres began Friday with a 49-53 record, eight games back in the NL West and seven out of the second wild-card spot.

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