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MLB trade rumors: Tampa Bay Rays complete huge deal with San Diego Padres

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

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The Rays send reliever Alex Torres and right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn to the Padres in the deal. In exchange, they receiver Forsythe, infielder Maxx Tissenbaum and pitchers Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger, and Matt Lollis. Forsythe played 75 games in the 2013 season, posting a .214 batting average and six home runs. Tissenbaum is a 22-year-old that hit .277 with 28 doubles and 49 RBI for Class-A Fort Wayne.

Boxberger pitched for the Padres last season, appearing in 18 games and posting a 2.86 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. Andriese was in Double-A and Triple-A, where he had respectable numbers of 3.27 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 105 strikeouts in 134 2/3 innings. Finally there is Lollis, who also split time in Double-A and Triple-A to post an ERA of 2.62 and a WHIP of 1.69 over 76 innings.

The reason San Diego made this trade was to acquire Torres, who is a very good left-handed pitcher out of the bullpen. Last season he had a 1.71 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 58 innings of work. He also held opponents to the low batting average of just .172. He will immediately become a valuable part of the bullpen in San Diego moving forward. Hahn was down in High-A, where he pitched 67 innings and had a 2.15 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.

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