Red Sox reportedly still interested in Wil Myers trade

Rob Bradford
February 18, 2020 - 2:05 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Just because Mookie Betts is in Los Angeles doesn't mean talks between the Red Sox and Padres are dead.

The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the Sox and San Diego have continued to engage in talks regarding a deal centering around sending first baseman/outfielder Wil Myers to Boston. The report goes on to state that the Padres are looking for the Red Sox to pick up about half of the $61 million still owed Myers over the next three years.

The Red Sox' interest in such a trade is more about acquiring a young starting pitcher in return, with top Padres prospect Cal Quantrill seemingly high on Chaim Bloom's list.

Myers' presence isn't the main motivation for the Red Sox, with the 29-year-old coming off a 2019 season which saw him hit just .239 with a .739 OPS and 18 home runs in 155 games. Bloom has familiarity with the former third-round pick of the Royals, having shared some time in the Tampa Bay organization during Myers' first two seasons in the big leagues.

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