ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that the Padres have acquired right-hander Joe Musgrove from the Pirates.
It will be a three-team, seven-player swap once all of the medical reviews are completed, with the Pirates getting OF prospect Hudson Head, LHP prospect Omar Cruz, RHP prospect Drake Fellows, and reliever David Bednar from the Friars. Joey Lucchesi, meanwhile, is headed to the Mets in exchange for 1B/OF/C prospect Endy Rodriguez.
How many more starters are the Padres going to hoard?! They've got all-out upgrading their rotation, as they've traded for Clevinger, Darvish, Snell, and Musgrove in the past 6 months. Truly an unprecedented situation here.
ESPN's Jeff Passan confirms that the Nationals have signed Jon Lester to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2022.