The Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres have completed a seven-player deal. The Rays trade pitchers Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn to the Padres for infielders Logan Forsythe and Maxx Tissenbaum and pitchers Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger and Matt Lollis. The deal was first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish and later announced by the Padres.
The big piece moved in the deal was Logan Forsythe, as he went to Tampa Bay. The former first-round pick has hit .241/.310/.349 with an OPS+ of 88 over his career. Forsythe's versatility is something that can really help many clubs; he has played at second base, third base, shortstop, left field, and right field in just 209 games in the field.
Alex Torres will be heading to San Diego in the deal. Torres, 26, went 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA and a 0.897 WHIP in 39 appearances in 2013 with the Rays. The left-hander should be a nice asset to a Padre bullpen that has needed a lefty throughout this offseason.
The only other player with Major League experience in the deal is Brad Boxberger. The 25-year-old went 0-1 with a 2.86 ERA in 18 games with the Padres in 2013.
This deal seems to be a fair one; the Padres will be getting the lefty that they wanted, and the Rays will be getting a versatile Logan Forsythe. These both will fill needs that these teams have needed in this offseason. This trade could turn out to provide much-neeeded depth to both clubs.