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Rays trade for Forsythe
San Diego Padres' Logan Forsythe , right, is congratulated by manager Bud Black afire his solo home ragainst the Atlanta Braves in the second inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Monday, June 10, 2013. It was Forsythe's first at-bat of the season. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder Logan Forsythe, pitcher Brad Boxberger and three minor leaguers from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitchers Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn.
A year after hitting .273 in a career-high 91 games, the versatile Forsythe hit .214 while starting games at five different positions with the Padres in 2013.
The 27-year-old played in 75 games overall, and was one of six major leaguers to play four different positions while appearing in at least 10 games. The others were San Diego's Alexi Amarista, Philadelphia's Freddy Galvis, Detroit's Don Kelly, Justin Turner of the New York Mets, and Skip Schumaker of the Los Angeles Dodgers.