Multiple reports have now confirmed that the Washington Nationals have acquired shortstop prospect Trea Turner, 21, the San Diego Padres' 2014 1st Round pick, who will have to be a PTBNL since he was drafted just last June, and 21-year-old right-hander Joe Ross, a 2011 1st Round pick who pitched at High-A and Double-A in the Padres' system in 2014, in a three-way trade with San Diego and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Turner is ranked 5th overall on MLB.com's list of San Diego's top prospects. Ross is 8th overall.
In order to acquire them, the Nationals sent outfielder Steven Souza and 2013 25th Round pick Travis Ott to the Rays.
Souza, you know. Ott is a 19-year-old left-hander drafted out of Shippensburgh, PA who pitched at Class-A Auburn and Low-A Hagerstown in the Nats' system in 2014.
The rest of the deal: The Rays are reportedly sending Wil Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan and prospects Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo to the Padres in return for catcher Rene Rivera, right-hander Burch Smith (who debuted in the majors in 2013 and pitched at Triple-A in 2014) and 19-year-old first baseman Jake Bauers, San Diego's 7th Round pick in 2013.
Here's the Twitter roundup:
Ken Rosenthal (proposed trade when he tweeted this, since confirmed):
Well this day got a whole lot more interesting...— Trea Turner (@treavturner) December 17, 2014
.@JimBowden_ESPN: "If this trade goes through, this is a Washington win, SD comes in second & everyone's going to be questioning Tampa Bay"— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) December 17, 2014
Deal is done pending physical Nats getting Joe Ross and PTNL that will be Turner #Natitude— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 17, 2014
Joel Sherman (NY Post):
Desmond a fr agt after this yr, #Nationals add potential long-term SS solution in Trea Turner if deal go through— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 17, 2014
Washington Post writer Barry Svrluga:
Can confirm @Ken_Rosenthal report: Nats sent out Souza and Ott, get 2014 1st-rd IF prospect Trea Turner and RHP Joe Ross ('11 1st-rder).— Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) December 17, 2014
Jeff Passan (Yahoo!Sports):
Deal: W. Myers, R. Hanigan, J. Castillo to Padres. T. Turner, J. Ross to Nats. S. Souza, R. Rivera, B. Smith, J. Bauers, T. Ott to Rays. Wow— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 17, 2014
More info when it's available....