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Nationals trade Steven Souza; Acquire Trea Turner, Joe Ross in three-team deal with Rays, Padres

The Washington Nationals were rumored to be a late entrant in trade discussions between the Tampa Bay Rays and the San Diego Padres. The deal today brings Trea Turner and Joe Ross to the Nats with Steven Souza and Travis Ott going to the Rays.

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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'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):

Trea Turner:

Joe Ross:



Joel Sherman (NY Post):

Washington Post writer Barry Svrluga:

Jeff Passan (Yahoo!Sports):

More info when it's available....