Padres Trade Forsythe, Boxberger in 7-Player trade to Rays

Logan Forsythe was traded with Brad Boxberger and 3 minor league players. San Diego received pitchers Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn  in return.

Logan Forsythe was never a full fledged starter and contributed primarily as a infield utility player. He played 2nd base, shortstop, third base and outfield, his best position being 3rd base. Forsythe has a history of injuries which limited him in the last 2 seasons. He only played in 75 games this past season after appearing in 91 in 2012. 

Forsythe had a solid 2012 season where he batted .273/.343/.390 with 6 homers and 13 doubles. Injuries leading into the 2013 season halted him this year. When he came back he did play well at times. He had a couple clutch hits that were game winners and walkoffs this past season. Logan could not seem to stay consistent and finished the year with only a .214 batting average.

Brad Boxberger is a young player (25) who only appeared in 18 games for the Padres in 2013. He had a 2.84 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 22 innings. He is a talented player with good potential. He got rocked at times but still is promising and it will be interesting to see how the Rays organization handles his growth. 

The Padres got two bullpen guys in Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn. Alex Torres is a very talented young player as well (26), who has a great deal of potential. Last year, in 58 innings, Torres struck out 62 with 19 unintentional walks and boasted a 1.71 ERA. Torres will instantly step in as San Diego closer Huston Street’s 8th-inning set up man. He will fill the void that Luke Gregerson left this offseason. Also notable, Torres will add a left-handed pitcher to a bullpen who lacked left-handed help. 

Hahn is another bullpen guy would will be a middle reliever. He played entirely in the minor leagues last year with a 2.15 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 63 strikeouts in 68 innings for High-A Charlotte in 2013. He is another young pitcher at 24.


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