Rays acquire Logan Forsythe from Padres in seven-player trade
The Rays have added infield depth in a seven-player trade with the Padres.
Reliever Alex Torres heads to San Diego as part of the return package, along with right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn.
In addition to Forsythe, the Rays also get infielder Maxx Tissenbaum and pitchers Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger and Matt Lollis.
Forsythe, age 27, is coming off a 2013 season in which he batted .214/.281/.332 with six home runs in 75 games. For his career, he's a .241/.310/.349 hitter (88 OPS+) across parts of three major-league seasons. As well, Forsythe is capable manning shortstop, second, third and the outfield corners.
Tissenbaum, 22, hit .277/.365/.359 with 28 doubles, two homers, 49 RBI, 48 runs and four stolen bases for Class-A Fort Wayne in 2013.
Andriese, 24, was 11-7 with a 3.27 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 105 strikeouts in 134 2/3 innings across Double-A and Triple-A last season.
Boxberger, 25, appeared in 18 games in relief for the Padres last season. He had a 2.86 ERA (121 ERA+), 1.46 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 22 innings.
Lollis is a 6-foot-9 right-hander. The 23 year old went 3-8 with a 4.62 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 74 innings between High-A, Double-A and Triple-A in 2013.
As for Torres, the Padres are getting a 26-year-old lefty who last season pitched to a 1.71 ERA with 62 strikeouts and 19 unintentional walks in 58 innings of work. In parts of two MLB seasons, Torres boasts an ERA+ of 201 and an opponents' batting line of .172/.269/.233.
Hahn, 24, was 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 67 innings for High-A Charlotte last season.
Keep tabs on the top 50 free agents right here
The Padres have been heavily connected with Hosmer all offseason
The Twins needed rotation help, so the Odorizzi acquisition makes sense
The Rays pulled off a head-scratching move Saturday night
The Rangers will certainly be back in the market for a reliever
Watson will give the Giants a good left-handed reliever