Nationals get prospect Trea Turner to complete three-team trade

BY foxsports • June 14, 2015


The San Diego Padres are sending top prospect Trea Turner to the Washington Nationals.

The shortstop selected 13th overall by San Diego in the June 2014 draft was part of a three-team trade in December that sent 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers to the Padres.

Nationals prospects Steven Souza and Travis Ott went to Tampa Bay, and Washington acquired right-hander Joe Ross and a player to be named.

Turner was that player but could not be moved immediately because of a rule that prevented a drafted player from being traded until a year after he was drafted.

Turner hit .322 at Double-A for the Padres organization. The Nationals plan to assign Turner to Double-A Harrisburg.

''From the outset, this was a complex deal, but we thought it was one that would better our organization for the present as well as the long term,'' Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said.

Ross threw eight solid innings to pick up his first career win in the majors on Saturday when Washington beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2.

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