Padres agree to 6-player trade with Rays*

The news broke late Tuesday night that the Padres and Tampa Bay Rays had agreed to a trade involving Logan Forsythe going to Tampa Bay for Alex Torres.

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Padres fans awoke Wednesday to find more details had come to light.

Matt Andriese, Matt Lollis, and Brad Boxberger will join Forsythe in Tampa Bay, while Jesse Hahn comes to San Diego with Torres.

Andriese is a right-handed pitcher who was moving rather quickly through the Padres farm system. Lollis is another right-handed pitcher mostly used as a reliever. Boxberger is also a right-handed pitcher who Padres fans probably won’t miss terribly.

Torres is the key piece of this deal. A left-handed reliever who has started in the minors on occasion. Josh Byrnes said he was looking for a LOOGY and so he went out and got one (sort of). Hahn is a right-handed starter who some say was the best arm in the Rays’ system.

The deal basically boils down to this: The Padres went out and got the left-handed reliever they identified as an offseason need in exchange for a utility player. Everything else was just window dressing.

*UPDATE: The final tally was 7 players in total. Maxx Tissenbaum is the 5th player going to Tampa Bay.

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  • Just yesterday Fangraphs’ Marc Hulet rated Hahn as Tampa’s #12 prospect. His short write-up did include this somewhat concerning comment that Hahn has struggled to stay healthy. So, he’ll fit right in.

    He’s also reportedly a ground ball pitcher, which is always good in my opinion.

  • darklighter

    Torres has pitched 66 innings in 43 appearances. He’s not a LOOGY.

  • Tom Waits

    Hulet’s analysis of Hahn doesn’t jibe with most others. Velo isn’t everything but shoving it mid/high 90s sounds better than “slightly above average,” Other writers have called his breaking stuff and change good, too. Major health risk but good potential.

    I hope Tissenbaum gets a shot someday. Seems like a really smart kid.