Updated 07:27 PM EDT, Tue, Sep 22, 2020

MLB Trade Rumors 2014: Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres Pull Off Trade Involving Multiple Players

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the San Diego Padres have reportedly completed a trade involving multiple players, a source close to situation reported on Wednesday.

CBS Sports reporter Dayn Perry reported that the Rays and Padres hammered out a deal that will have seven players changing uniform before the start of Spring Training.

"MLB trade rumors have the Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres coming to terms on a major trade. The deal involves seven players changing uniforms before the beginning of the 2014 MLB season," Examiner.com reported.

"According to a report from CBS on Wednesday (Jan. 22), the Rays acquire five young players in exchange for two pitchers," the site added.

Rays Acquire Solid Infielder

In an attempt to get a solid infielder, the Rays pulled the trigger on the trade, giving them Logan Forsythe and four more players while reliever Alex Torres and right-handed hurler Jesse Hahn are now suiting up for the Padres.

"The Rays have acquired infielder Logan Forsythe from the Padres as part of a seven player trade. Reliever Alex Torres heads to San Diego as part of the return package, along with right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn," CBS Sports' Dayn Perry reported.

"In addition to Forsythe, the Rays also get infielder Maxx Tissenbaum and pitchers Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger and Matt Lollis," Perry added.

The 27-year old Forsythe batted .214/.281/.332 with six home runs in 75 games. He is a career 241/.310/.349 hitter (88 OPS+) and has the ability to play the outfield corners, third base, second base, and shortstop position.

The 22-year old Tissenbaum batted .277/.365/.359 with 28 doubles, two homers, 49 RBI, 48 runs and four for the Padres' Class A affiliated in Forth Wayne, while 24-year old Andriese went 11-7 with a 3.27 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 105 strikeouts in 134 2/3 innings across the Padres' Double-A and Triple-A affiliated teams last season.

Meanwhile, the 26-year old Torres had a 1.71 ERA with 62 strikeouts and 19 unintentional walks in 58 innings, while the 24-year-old Hahn went 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 67 innings for High-A Charlotte in 2013.

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