SAN DIEGO (AP) In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night.
Hanigan was acquired by San Diego from Tampa Bay earlier in the day in an 11-player, three-team deal that also brought outfielder Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, to the Padres.
It's the fifth big trade Padres general manager A.J. Preller has made in just more than a week. Preller has also obtained Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Derek Norris in an effort to bolster the worst offense in the majors.