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Report: Padres willing to deal Hunter Renfroe


Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres “are willing to part with” Hunter Renfroe. In fact, he says “virtually every position player” on the Padres except for Manny Machado, Eric Hosmer and Fernando Tatis Jr. “can be had.” Renfroe, though, seems to be a likely trade candidate, he says.

Renfroe might not have a long-term fit in San Diego given that they have a number of outfield options but he might be attractive for a contender lacking on outfield power. He has hit 26 homers each of the last two seasons and already has 18 homers in 2019. The on-base percentage is not good — .291 at the moment and that’s pretty much where he always is — but pop is pop, right? He’s also under team control through 2023.

The Padres are in fourth place in the NL West, 13 games back of the Dodgers. That’s not necessarily shocking as, despite all of their offseason moves and their young talent, they seemed to be at least a year away regardless. Why not try to leverage whatever they can in order improve for the long term.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.