Rays have traded outfielder Wil Myers to the Padres in exchange for a prospect pitcher Joe Ross and 2014 first-round pick shortstop Trea Turner.
This deal is much larger than the aforementioned names and actually goes down as follows: Wil Myers, Ryan Hanigan, and minor league pitchers Jose Castillo and Gerardo Reyes will head to San Diego, while the Nationals acquire shortstop Trea Turner and pitcher Joe Ross. On top of that, the Rays will acquire a slew of players including Steven Souza, Rene Rivera, Burch Smith, Jake Bauers, and Travis Ott. This totals an 11 player deal between three teams that moves players from the major leagues and plenty of minor league levels. On paper, it seems as though the Padres and Nationals made out quite well, while the Rays likely got worked to some extent. Obviously with minor league players, you can throw predictions out the window, but the Rays gave up an outfielder that was a top-10 prospect prior to the start of the 2013 season. It's not often that we see trades this large in baseball and it will likely take some time to sort it all out.
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