AP report: San Diego Padres acquire El Cajon native Joe Musgrove from Pittsburgh Pirates

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Posted at 6:40 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 09:40:30-05

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Joe Musgrove to his hometown in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a person familiar with the deal.

Another person confirmed the New York Mets were also involved in the trade, acquiring left-hander Joey Lucchesi from San Diego.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the trade had not been officially announced.

Padres writer AJ Cassavell reported the Padres are sending prospects OF Hudson Head, P David Bednar, P Omar Cruz, and P Drake Fellows to Pittsburgh as part of the deal. The Pirates are receiving a prospect from the Mets to complete the three-team trade.

Musgrove, who played at Grossmont High in El Cajon, will join a rotation that includes Yu Darvish and Blake Snell, who were obtained in blockbuster trades after Christmas.

Musgrove previously pitched for the Houston Astros, helping the team win the 2017 World Series.