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Padres trade rumors: San Diego ‘open’ to trading Wil Myers

The 25-year old could be the Padres’ most valuable trade chip this summer.

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The Padres are “open” to the idea of trading first baseman Wil Myers, according to a report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. San Diego is expected to be a major seller at this year’s non-waiver trade deadline, with Myers potentially bringing in the biggest haul of all of the team’s available assets.

The Padres have already made one move, trading James Shields to the White Sox in exchange for two prospects earlier in the month. They are thought to be willing to listen to offers on most of their veterans, including Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris and Jon Jay.

Myers, who was named the league’s ambassador for the All-Star Game Friday, has hit .286/.330/.521 with 15 home runs in 66 games so far this season. He is under team control through the 2019 season, so any team looking to acquire him would have control for three-and-a-half seasons.

Although Heyman did not mention any teams who are interested in Myers, many teams will likely show strong interest due to the 25-year old’s versatility. Though he has primarily served as a first baseman for San Diego this year, his experience as an outfielder will likely be attractive to clubs looking to add offense for the stretch run.