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According to a Yahoo! Sports report, San Diego will send catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks.

The Padres had just picked up Hanigan as part of the Wil Myers deal and are doing a good job getting some return value for a guy they were never going to use anyway. Middlebrooks, if healthy, could prove to be a solid third baseman for San Diego.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 03:06 PMSource

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Padres have acquired Justin Upton and a low-level minor-league player in exchange for LHP Max Fried, 2B Jace Peterson, 3B Dustin Peterson and OF Mallex Smith. There could be some other moving parts in the deal as this is not the official team announcement.

We may see a 'player to be named later' somewhere in here as well as the potential identity of the 'low-level prospect.' It seems a little surprising that there was no inclusion of any of the previously mentioned prospects -- Hunter Renfroe, Austin Hedges or Matt Wisler -- but perhaps the inclusion of the pair of Peterson infielders satisfied the Braves instead. Jace Peterson is the closest to being a major league player and he still seems like a year away at the least while the other three players haven't even sniffed the world of Double-A ball yet. It is a major salary dump and rebuilding move for the Braves and one which, in truth, may or may not work out for them.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 10:41 AMSource

According to sources, the Padres have acquired OF Justin Upton from the Braves

The full deal has not yet been released, but according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Braves figure to receive at least one of three top prospects in the trade: outfielder Hunter Renfroe, catcher Austin Hedges or right-hander Matt Wisler. Stay tuned for the full details as they should arrive shortly. On a side note, it looks like this move pushes Matt Kemp and his arthritic hips into center field in Petco Park. That doesn't sound like a future DL trip, does it?
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 09:41 AMSource

Matt Kemp, catcher Tim Federowicz and $32 million are going to the Padres in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two minor league pitchers.

After much delay, the deal that is sending Matt Kemp to San Diego is finally done. The Dodgers will be paying a nice chunk of change to the Padres in and getting a potential franchise catcher in return. This deal should have been done days ago, but there were concerns about Kemp's arthritic hips. Those issues seem to have been resolved and the deal is now official.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

18 Dec, 09:05 PMSource

A's have traded C Derek Norris to the Padres.

Norris should slot in as the starting catcher for the Padres, moving Ryan Hannigan to a back up role for 2015. The Padres are looking to make waves next season, having made moves to add Wil Myers and Matt Kemp to the lineup this offseason.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

18 Dec, 08:46 PMSource

Tim Federowicz will be sent to the Padres as part of the Matt Kemp trade.

Federowicz was mentioned in the original deal as being sent with Kemp to the Padres. Federowics is a catcher who has struggled to hit at the major league level despite his .293 career minor league average.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

17 Dec, 07:37 PMSource

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.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

17 Dec, 06:07 PMSource

Matt Kemp might have failed his physical with the Padres. According to sources.

The trade that would send Kemp to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin all hinged on Kemp passing a physical. There are rumors flying around now because nothing has been made official and things have gone quiet. Kemp has suffered numerous injuries over the course of his career. When he's healthy, he's been an elite bat.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

17 Dec, 12:31 PMSource

Padres designate LHP Juan Pablo Oramas for assignment.

He's a minor league player that has little chance of contributing to the Padres big league club in 2015. Avoid him in all fantasy formats next season.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

16 Dec, 05:44 PMSource

Padres have signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed but considering how few innings Morrow has thrown over the last three seasons, we can't imagine that the amount is all that substantial.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Dec, 10:30 AMSource

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