The San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals have agreed to a trade that would send 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres, several media sources reported on Wednesday.
In return for Myers the Padres will send former first-round picks Trea Turner (2014) and Joe Ross (2012), along with catcher Rene Rivera and two additional prospects to the Rays.
Along with Myers, the Padres will also acquire catcher Ryan Hanigan, who presumably will be the team’s starting catcher next season, and will also pick up two prospects from the Rays.
The Washington Nationals are involved in the deal as well, and will acquire Turner and Ross from the Rays for two of its prospects.
Myers, 24, broke out onto the scene in 2013 with the Rays, and hit .293 with with 13 home runs in a little over half the season en route to running away with the Rookie of the Year award.
However, Myers struggled in his sophomore year and digressed greatly batting just .222 with six homers due to a broken wrist that hampered him for most of the year.
The Padres will look to build around Myers, though, as he will be under team control until 2020, and figures to play either left or right field and bat in the middle of the order come next season.
While all the teams have agreed on the players who will be moved, the trade will not become official until all physicals are passed, and considering the large amount of players changing teams the process could take up to a week.