ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays are expected to announce a trade Friday.
It’s anticipated that the team will be sending outfielder Tommy Pham to the San Diego Padres in exchange for outfielder Hunter Renfroe. They also get a top second base prospect, Xavier Edwards.
Pham became a fan favorite for his high on-base percentage, but the Rays consider Renfroe an upgrade.
According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the trade is considered to be the most significant one for the Padres involving major leaguers in nearly five years. Pham would become the Padres left fielder.