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According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Tampa Rays and San Diego Padres have agreed to a trade sending infielder Logan Forsythe to the Rays. Cotillo says, “Alex Torres is likely headed to San Diego in the deal, and each team seems set to receive an additional prospect.”
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Forsythe, 27, in 75 games hit for a slash
With Torres likely headed to San Diego, the Padres have successfully added a lefty to their bullpen, which is what they have been searching for. In 2013, he had a 1.71 earned run average in 58 innings while having an astounding WHIP of 0.90. Torres will give San Diego their late inning matchup guy, since Joe Thatcher was traded to Arizona last season.
Cotillo states that the deal has been agreed upon and not official yet. The deal will likely be official by Friday.
The Padres also acquire Jesse Hahn in the deal while Tampa Bay acquires Brad Boxberger, Matt Andriese, Maxx Tissenbaum, and Matt Lollis along with Logan Forsythe.