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    1Justin Upton, ATL, LF0
    2Derek Norris, SD, C0
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    4Jace Peterson, SD, 2B0
    5Ryan Hanigan, TB, C0
    6Wil Myers, TB, RF0
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    Player News
    Dodgers designate Kyle Jensen for assignment
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (12:37 pm ET) As expected, the Dodgers have designated outfielder Kyle Jensen for assignment, according to the team's official website. The move was made to create space for the acquisition of shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Jensen hit .260/.331/.481 over 556 at-bats in Triple-A.

    Padres, Nats, Rays announce Wil Myers trade
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (12:33 pm ET) The Padres officially announced an 11-player, three-team trade that sent Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego on Friday, per the team's official website.

    San Diego acquired Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, left-handed pitcher Jose Castillo and right-handed pitcher Gerardo Reyes from the Rays. Tampa Bay received catcher Rene Rivera, right-handed pitcher Burch Smith and infielder Jake Bauers from San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza and left-handed pitcher Travis Ott from Washington. Meanwhile, the Nationals received right-handed pitcher Joe Ross and a player to be named later, likely infielder Trea Turner, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.


    Padres agree to terms with C David Ross
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (12:01 pm ET) The Padres have agreed to sign free agent catcher David Ross on Friday, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. Ross will join fellow catcher Derek Norris and Tim Federowicz on the roster. He hit .184 over 152 at-bats last year with Boston.

    Dodgers, Phillies officially announce Jimmy Rollins trade
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (11:33 am ET) Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has officially been traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers, according to the official website of both clubs on Friday. The Dodgers acquired Rollins and cash considerations from the Phillies for left-hander Tom Windle and right-hander Zach Eflin. Both sides initially agreed to the trade during the winter meetings.

    Rollins, 36, has a career .230/.277/.345 slash line over 200 at-bats at Dodger Stadium. He hit .243/.323/.394 over 538 at-bats last season. He's in the final year of his contract, and is set to make $11 million next year.


    Padres to acquire Will Middlebrooks from Red Sox
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (11:12 am ET) The Padres have agreed to a deal that would send Former Tampa Bay catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirmed a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

    The deal will take care of one of the corner infield vacancies for the Padres. Middlebrooks has a career .237/.284/.411 slash line with 34 homers and 122 RBI over 830 at-bats through three seasons with the Red Sox. He has never played at Petco Field. Hanigan hit .218 with five home runs and 34 RBI over 225 at-bats last season with the Rays.


    Orioles announce the signing of LHP Wesley Wright
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (11:04 am ET) The Orioles officially announced the signing of free agent left-hander Wesley Wright on Friday, per the team's official website. Wright went 0-3 with a 3.17 ERA over 48 1/3 innings of relief with the Cubs in 2014.

    Padres moving Wil Myers to center field?
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (10:08 am ET) With the addition of Justin Upton, it appears as if the Padres will likely try to shift newly acquired outfielder Wil Myers to center field in order to have Upton and Matt Kemp as corner outfielder, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

    Myers played 147 of his 175 career games at right field, with only eight career appearances at center field. He also spent two games last season at first base. Last season, he hit .222/.294/.320 with six home runs and 35 RBI over 361 at-bats.


    Padres acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (9:53 am ET) The Padres have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Braves via trade, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Friday.

    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the trade between both clubs.

    Left-hander Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson, outfielder Mallex Smith will be heading to Atlanta in exchange for the 27-year-old outfielder and a low-level player, per Heyman. Upton spent his first six seasons in the NL West and has a career .291/.359/.541 slash line at Petco Park. He is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.342/.491 with 29 homers and 102 RBI over 566 at-bats with the Braves.

    Mets, Rockies still in talks for Troy Tulowitzki
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (9:28 am ET) The Mets and Rockies have been discussing a potential deal that would sent shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to New York this offseason, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. However, it remains to be seen how likely of a chance New York will have of acquiring Tulowitzki via trade. A source told Heyman the likelihood of a trade to the Mets appear to be "slim" at the moment.

    Tulowitzki was hitting a league-best .340 with 21 home runs and 52 RBI before suffering a hip injury in the middle of the year. He has $118 million remaining over the next six seasons.


    Braves in 'serious talks' with mystery team regarding Justin Upton
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (9:15 am ET) The Braves have engaged in "serious talks" with an unknown team regarding a Justin Upton trade, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Friday. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports first reported that Atlanta is closing in on a deal.

    According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com the Braves have had recent talks with the Athletics, Rangers and Mariners this offseason. However, the Padres appear to be the club most likely to land Upton at this point, per Bowman.

    Upton is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.342/.491 over 566 at-bats. He slashed 267/.348/.478 through his first two seasons with the Braves. The 27-year-old entering the final year of his contract and is expected to make $14.5 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent.


     
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    Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

    Nolan Arenado, Rockies
    17%
    Manny Machado, Orioles
    25%
    Todd Frazier, Reds
    33%
    Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
    4%
    Kyle Seager, Mariners
    17%
    Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
    4%

    Total Votes: 3,689


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