Dec 17 3:12p
The Rays agreed to trade Myers to the Padres on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal with the Nationals, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.
New GM A.J. Preller has been aggressive in upgrading an offense that ranked dead last in runs scored last season (535), with this move coming less than a week after the team acquired Matt Kemp from the Dodgers. Myers hit just .227/.313/.354 in April and May before suffering a wrist injury that cost him the better part of three months. He was worse upon his return in August, managing just five extra-base hits (one homer) over his final 34 games, but Myers showed enough in just 88 games in 2013 to earn AL Rookie of the Year honors. Further, he's still just 24 and has tremendous pedigree, so there's reason for optimism heading into 2015, even with the move to another pitcher's park and lingering concern about the health of his wrist.