In an effort to maximize the versatility of their bench, the
Forsythe, who has never played first in the majors, told the Tampa Bay Times that he is open to the opportunity to play first, and "even has a new first baseman's glove."
Forsythe, 27, hit .214 with six home runs and six steals over 75 games with the Padres last season. He made appearances at second base, third base, left field, right field, and shortstop.
Forsythe appeared in 228 games over the last three seasons for San Diego, batting .241 with a .310 on-base percentage, .349 slugging percentage and .659 OPS. He has seen playing time at second base, third base, shortstop, left field and right field.
Boxberger is 0-1 with a 2.72 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 42 MLB relief appearances. He is striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings.
Andriese, who pitched at Double-A and Triple-A in 2013, owns a career 26-16 record, 3.18 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 66 minor-league appearances (59 starts). He is striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings.
Lollis has spent five seasons in the minors, going 15-33 with a 4.79 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 149 appearances (48 starts). Lollis was used exclusively as a reliever for the first time in his career in 2013.
Tissenbaum has hit .282 with a .375 on-base percentage, .363 slugging percentage and .739 OPS through 159 minor-league games. The 2012 11th-round pick has played all four infield positions in the minors.
Forsythe turned 27 in January and won't be eligible for arbitration until after the 2014 season. He hit .214/.281/.332 with six home runs, 19 RBI and six stolen bases in 220 at-bats last season.
Torres turned 26 in December and won't be eligible for arbitration until after the 2016 season. He saw his first extended big-league action last season, going 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 62:20 K:BB ratio in 58 innings.
The trade is expected to be announced Friday but has not been finalized as of yet.
Multiple teams have contacted the
The Yankees have previously been tied to Forsythe, but apparently they aren't the only team to call the Padres with interest in the infielder. He hit .214/.281/.332 with six home runs, 19 RBI and six stolen bases in 220 at-bats last season.
The Yankees don't have enough talent at the minor-league level to make a run at third baseman Chase Headley, but Forsythe could work as part of a platoon at third base, though he has spent a majority of his major-league time at second base, which is another area of concern for the Yankees.
Forsythe hit .214/.281/.332 with six home runs, 19 RBI and six stolen bases in 220 at-bats with the Padres last season. He has hit .290/.363/.430 in 221 major-league at-bats against left-handed pitching over three seasons.
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