San Diego Padres acquire OF Tommy Pham from Tampa Bay Rays in deal for Hunter Renfroe

Posted at 8:32 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 11:32:36-05

(KGTV) -- The San Diego Padres reportedly agreed to deal power-hitting outfielder Hunter Renfroe and prospect Xavier Edwards to the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Tommy Pham and minor leaguer Jake Cronenworth. and Padres beat writer AJ Cassavell, citing sources, reported the trade was not immediately finalized as of Friday morning, but the parameters of the deal were in place.

Pham, 31, hit .273 and 21 home runs for the Rays in 2019. He joins a Padres outfield that just added Trent Grisham in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers on Nov. 27.

Renfroe, known for his home run-hitting ability and improved defense, was plagued by injuries towards the end of the 2019 season. The 28-year-old slugger managed to hit 33 home runs and drove in 64 runs while hitting .216.

Edwards played the 2019 season for the Padres’ Single-A affiliate. The 20-year-old, drafted in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft, was considered one of the organization’s top prospects and plays both second base and shortstop.

Cronenworth, 25, served as an infielder and also pitched in relief during his five seasons in the Rays’ minor league system.