• Rays reportedly acquire Forsythe in deal with Padres

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Jan 22, 2014
    Forsythe hit .214 in 75 games with the Padres last season. Forsythe, who has played second, short, third and the corner outfield, will be under control by the Rays for the next four seasons, but only the 2014 season will be at the league minimum. Forsythe, 27, has played parts of the past three seasons with the Padres, hitting .241/.310/.349 in 228 Major League games. Forsythe missed the first two months of the 2012 season while recovering from surgery to repair the sesamoid bone in his left foot. Forsythe has one of the coolest names in Major League Baseball, and has batted .241/.310/.349 with 59 walks, 12 home runs, five triples, 28 doubles and 17 stolen bases in 762 career plate appearances. Torres had a 1.71 ERA in 39 games for the Rays last season, allowing 32 hits in 58 innings with an ERA+ of 224. His overall production in 2012 rated a 107 OPS+ adjusted for cavernous Petco Field making him above-average when compared to the rest of the league.

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