Padres offer two arbitration has confirmed that the Padres offered catcher Ramon Hernandez and pitcher Pedro Astacio arbitration before the Wednesday night deadline, extending their opportunity to negotiate with each player.
December 8, 2005

Scouting Report - Pedro Astacio

The San Diego Padres turn to a most unlikely starter for Game Two of the NL Division Series. Astacio began the season with the Texas Rangers, before being released after posting a 2-8 record with a 6.04 ERA in 12 starts. The Padres purchased Astacio's contract from Triple-A Portland in July and the rest may be history.
October 5, 2005