The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
Myers was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2013, when he hit .293 with 13 homers with 53 runs batted in with Tampa Bay. But he was limited to 87 games last season because of a right wrist injury, and he hit .222 with six homers and 35 RBIs.
There were multiple reports that Washington also was involved in the deal, but the person would not confirm the Nationals' involvement to the Associated Press. San Diego also receives catcher Ryan Hanigan and minor league pitchers Jose Castillo and Gerardo Reyes in the trade, with catcher Rene Rivera moving from the Padres to Tampa Bay.
The deal comes as the Padres, desperate for a power bat to punch up the worst offense in the majors, try to finalize a trade that would send catcher Yasmani Grandal and two pitchers to the Dodgers for outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz.
The Kemp deal is pending physical exams and the commissioner's office approving the Dodgers sending $32 million to the Padres to help offset the $107 million remaining on Kemp's contract.
With Myers coming on board, the Padres have six outfielders, although left fielder Carlos Quentin and center fielder Cameron Maybin have had a hard time staying on the field because injuries. Kemp probably will play right or left.
Giants close to deal with Romo
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a final detail remained to be worked out and the agreement was subject to a physical scheduled for Thursday. Romo could earn an additional $500,000 annually in performance bonuses based on games finished.
The 31-year-old right-hander has spent all seven of his big league seasons with San Francisco, helping the Giants win three World Series championships in the last five years. He went 6-4 with a 3.72 earned-run average with 23 saves in 64 outings last season as San Francisco earned the wild card and went on to win it all against Kansas City.
The Braves say the operation was a success and Markakis should be able to resume baseball activities before
The 31-year-old was diagnosed with the condition before the 2013 season with the Orioles. He left to sign a $44 million, four-year contract with the Braves, who felt the neck condition was not a serious risk. Atlanta traded right fielder