MLB trade rumors: Padres have explored 3-team trade which would send Corey Kluber to Reds

The Padres are after Corey Kluber, nevertheless apparently with none intention of defending him.

San Diego has explored the potential for a three-team trade with the Indians and Reds, which would in the long run send Kluber to the Reds and internet the Padres a third baseman.

According to The Athletic, no deal has come shut however, however, this does give a proof to San Diego’s reported curiosity in Kluber over the weekend.

According to a report from, the Padres and Dodgers have every checked in with the Indians concerning the potential for purchasing Kluber as a result of the brand new 12 months began, nevertheless with San Diego seemingly distant from rivalry, the acquisition of the two-time Cy Young winner didn’t make a ton of sense.

But in accordance to The Athletic’s report, a deal to buy Kluber would embody the hopes of transferring him to the Reds for a prospect shut to the majors to play third base.

That man would be Nick Senzel who’s a top-10 prospect in MLB, nevertheless is seemingly blocked throughout the infield in Cincinnati and has been pushed once more a 12 months or so throughout the outfield with the acquisition of Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig from the Dodgers.

Despite these particulars though, the Reds have reportedly been unwilling to switch Senzel who does keep top-of-the-line hitting prospects in all of baseball and with enough versatility to play the infield or outfield.

San Diego moreover could uncover along with one different trade confederate with hopes of getting a third baseman. The Padres traded last 12 months’s starter on the scorching nook in Christian Villanueva to the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan in November.

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