Pirates trade All-Star 2B Frazier to Padres | Sports news


Pittsburgh Pirates’ Adam Frazier celebrates after running two runs with a single New York Mets starting pitcher, Marcus Stroman, during the second innings of a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Pirates trade All-Star 2B Frazier to Padres

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Adam Frazier, 26, is congratulated by manager Derek Shelton (right) after scoring the San Francisco Giants in the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Pirates trade All-Star 2B Frazier to Padres

Adam Frazier of Pittsburgh Pirates scores in the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Pittsburgh on July 6, 2021.

Sports journalist by WILL GRAVES AP

The Pittsburgh Pirates have swapped all-star second player Adam Frazier for playoff contenders San Diego Padres for three lower division players.

Frazier started the National League in the All-Star Game this month. He leads the majors with 125 hits and beats .324. He will join a strong Padres infield that includes Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer.

Pittsburgh receives infielder Tucupita Marcano, outfielder Jack Suwinski and right-hander Michell Miliano in exchange. Pittsburgh is sending the Padres about $ 1.4 million as part of the deal. The MLB trading deadline ends this Friday.

The Padres are 58-44 and third in the NL West and hold a cushion for the second wildcard place. The Pirates have the second worst record in the NL.

Frazier was drawn in the eighth inning as part of a double substitution in their 6-1 loss in San Francisco on Sunday.

Marcano is number 5 in San Diego according to the MLB Pipeline. The 21-year-old shortstop made his big league debut this year, scoring .182 in 44 at-bats with the Padres. He was sent to Triple-A El Paso in early June. He has hit .272 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 44 games for El Paso this year.

Suwinski, a Padres 15th round draft pick in 2016, has hit .269 this season with 15 homers and 37 RBIs for Double-A San Antonio. The 21-year-old Milano has made 22 appearances with two Class A teams this year, going 2-2 with an ERA of 3.60.