The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to trade all-star second-player Adam Frazier for three minor leaguers for the playoffs San Diego Padres, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on Sunday on condition of anonymity as the deal was not announced. Trading is floating physicals. Pittsburgh is sending the Padres about $ 1.4 million as part of the deal.
Frazier started the National League in the All-Star Game this month. He leads the majors with 125 hits and beats .324. He will join a strong Padres infield that includes Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer.
Pittsburgh receives infielder Tucupita Marcano, outfielder Jack Suwinski and right-hander Michell Miliano in exchange. The MLB trading deadline ends this Friday.
The Padres are 58-44 and third in the NL West and hold a cushion for the second wildcard place. The Pirates have the second worst record in the NL.
Frazier was drawn in the eighth inning as part of a double substitution in their 6-1 loss in San Francisco on Sunday.
“Nothing is final yet. I’m sure we’ll have that later tonight, ”said Pirates manager Derek Shelton after the game.
“He was taken out of the game because of the abundance of caution because there are some things that may go under.”
While the pirates said nothing was official, pitcher JT Brubaker appeared to be confirming a deal.
“I’m happy for the guy,” said Brubaker. “He will go to a team that is in a playoff push on the track. Earned a lot for him. With all the hard work he put into it, he will go there and do the same. I will give everything. This is Adam Frazier. “
Marcano is number 5 in San Diego according to the MLB Pipeline. The 21-year-old shortstop made his big league debut this year, scoring .182 in 44 at-bats with the Padres. He was sent to Triple-A El Paso in early June. He has hit .272 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 44 games for El Paso this year.
Suwinski, a Padres 15th round draft pick in 2016, has hit .269 this season with 15 homers and 37 RBIs for Double-A San Antonio. The 21-year-old Milano has made 22 appearances with two Class A teams this year, going 2-2 with an ERA of 3.60.
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