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REPORT: Rays In Talks To Deal Pham To San Diego

ST. PETERSBURG (WDAE) -- Tommy Pham may be heading back to the National League.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting that the Tampa Bay Rays have dealt the outfielder to the San Diego Padres.

ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that the Rays will receive outfielder Hunter Renfroe and minor-league infielder Xavier Edwards, with another yet to be named minor-leaguer going with Pham to San Diego.

UPDATE 1:45 AM: Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that the minor-league player going from Tampa Bay to San Diego is infielder/pitcher Jake Cronenworth. The 25-year-old was recently added to the 40-man roster this off-season after being named the Durham Bulls MVP in 2019. He hit .332/.429/.520 in just 88 games with 10 homers and 45 RBI. He also made seven appearances on the mound for Durham, with six opens. He allowed two unearned runs on four hits in 7 1/3 innings, with nine strikeouts and eight walks.

Pham, acquired at the trade deadline from St. Louis in 2018, hit .273/.369/.450 with 21 home runs, 68 RBI and 25 stolen bases in his only full season in Tampa Bay. The 31 year old is projected to make $8.6 million in 2020, according to MLB Trade Rumors.

Renfroe, who turns 28 in January, played in 140 games with the Padres in 2019, hitting .216/.289/.489 with 33 home runs and 64 RBI. He is projected to make $3.4 million by MLB Trade Rumors.

Edwards, 20, played in 123 games between Fort Wayne (Low-A Midwest League) and Lake Elsinore (High-A California League), hitting .322/.375/.396 with 1 home run, 43 RBI and 34 stolen bases. He was listed as the #5 prospect in the Padres organization, the #4 second base prospect, and #72 of the Top 100 prospects in Major League Baseball.

The trade has not been confirmed by the team.

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