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Padres trade rumors: San Diego asked for Trea Turner in Craig Kimbrel talks

Trea Turner's name has come up in talks between Washington and San Diego, surrounding Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres have dangled most of their roster out on the trade market, including their closer Craig Kimbrel. Among the teams interested for Kimbrel are the Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays.

The Padres and general manager A.J. Preller are setting their sights high in terms of a return. They suggested to the Nationals a package including shortstop prospect Trea Turneraccording to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.  Heyman's sources say the chances of Turner being apart of a deal are between "slim and none."

Turner was originally a member of the Padres, drafted 13th overall in the 2014 MLB Draft. He was traded this past winter as part of a three team trade that netted the Padres outfielder Wil Myers.

Kimbrel, 27, has a good 2015 campaign. He has a 2.75 ERA and is 29 for 30 in save chances, while limiting opposing batters to a .204 batting average against him. What is causing teams to stop in their tracks when make a trade for him is the money. Kimbrel has $28 million left on his contract through 2017, with a $13 million club option for the 2018 season.

When Kimbrel was brought in by the Padres, they moved their top pitching prospect in Matt Wisler and they took on the contract of Melvin Upton Jr. They appear to be looking at upgrading shortstop, which explains them wanted Turner back from the Nationals.