According to MLB.com, the Padres also will receive a shortstop and pitcher, Jake Cronenworth. Joining Renfroe with Tampa Bay will be infielder Xavier Edwards and a player to be named later.
Cronenworth and Edwards are both minor leaguers.
Renfroe is a career .235 hitter with 89 home runs and 204 RBI’s. He hit .216 last year. He came up to the big leagues with the Padres in 2016.
The Rays have now officially traded OF Tommy Pham to the San Diego Padres along with an unnamed minor leaguer for OF Hunter Renfroe and top prospect Xavier Edwards. pic.twitter.com/1fKqqfcCRM
— FM ⚾️ (@ForeverMajors) December 6, 2019
Pham is a career .277 hitter with 79 home runs and 239 RBI’s. Last year he hit .273. He’s also played for the St. Louis Cardinals.
“We think a lot about Hunter and Xavier Edwards, so we wanted to make sure we got a lot coming back,” Padres general manager A.J. Preller told the site. “We feel like we did. It’s just about continuing to get better, and this deal makes us better.”
The Padres also executed a trade with the Oakland A’s for a second baseman earlier this week. The Padres got Jurickson Profar in exchange for catching prospect Austin Allen and other considerations, MLB.com reported.
Profar had a breakout 2018 season with the Texas Rangers before slumping last year.
It’s been a busy off-season for the Padres. In addition to hiring new manager Jayce Tingler, the team dealt top infield prospect Luis Urias to the Milwaukee Brewers last month and signed pitcher Drew Pomeranz.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) December 2, 2019
– Staff reports
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