Wil Myers Heads to Padres in 11-Player Trade, MLB.com ReportsDex McLuskey
Wil Myers is heading to the San Diego Padres as part of an 11-player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Washington Nationals, MLB.com reported, without revealing where it got the information.
San Diego is seeking to improve an offense that ranked last in Major League Baseball in runs, hits, runs batted in, doubles and team batting average last season, while finishing with the third-fewest home runs.
The Padres have until today to complete a deal with Matt Kemp, after last week agreeing to a five-player trade that included the Los Angeles outfielder, NBC Sports said.
Outfielder Myers, 24, the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year, was limited to 87 games in 2014 because of a fractured right wrist and hit .222 with six home runs. Kemp batted .287, with 89 RBIs and 25 home runs for the Dodgers.
Catcher Ryan Hanigan, right-hander Gerardo Reyes and left-hander Jose Castillo will join Myers in moving from Tampa Bay to San Diego, MLB.com said.
The Padres will send right-hander Joe Ross, catcher Rene Rivera, first baseman Jake Bauers, right-hander Burch Smith and 2014 first-round draft pick Trea Turner to Tampa Bay, the report said.
The Rays will then send Ross and Turner to the Nationals for outfielder Steven Souza and left-hander Travis Ott, it said.