The San Diego Padres made Trea Turner their first-round pick in 2014, only to trade him to the Washington Nationals in December. Since then, Turner's stock has gone up significantly as he's proven he can hack it at both the AA and AAA levels. Now the Padres would really really like to have him back please.
With the trade deadline looming, the Nationals and Padres have been talking about a possible deal for San Diego closer Craig Kimbrel. Take it away, Jon Heyman:
The Nationals and Blue Jays are among the teams showing some interest in Padres star closer Craig Kimbrel, who along with the rest of the San Diego roster, is available.
The Padres, in fact, suggested a return of shortstop Trea Turner in a potential package back from the Nats, according to sources, though word is the chances of that happening are somewhere between slim and none.
The reaction from the Nats' front office to the Padres' offer went something like this:
Turner is hitting .291/.336/.417 for Washington's triple-A affiliate in Syracuse; across three minor league stops in 2015, he's posted a .317/.369/.461 line with 21 stolen bases.
Sorry, San Diego. You know what you did, but you realized it too late, and now you're just gonna have to live with it.