Padres division-by-division trade targets: NL Central

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 12: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring the game-winning run in the 8th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on July 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 12: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring the game-winning run in the 8th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on July 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 09: Kolten  Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after scoring a run on a wild pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning in game five of the National League Division Series at SunTrust Park on October 09, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 09: Kolten  Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after scoring a run on a wild pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning in game five of the National League Division Series at SunTrust Park on October 09, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

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The St. Louis Cardinals actually have a couple of players who could be of interest to the Padres this offseason.

If San Diego does indeed want to move on from Luis Urias at second base — and I’m not saying they should — then Kolten Wong could be a potential trade target.

Related Story. Case for and against Urias. light

The 29-year-old is coming off a Gold Glove season where he was pretty good at the plate hitting .285 with 11 home runs in 478 at-bats.

St. Louis has his replacement on the roster in Tommy Edman, so maybe they look to trade Wong and free up some money.

Wong is under team control for at least one more season and set to make $10.25 million in 2020. There is a team option for $12.5 million in 2021 with a $1 million buyout.

So Wong could potentially bridge the gap until Xavier Edwards or CJ Abrams are ready.

Another interesting target is Alex Reyes.

He was a top 10 prospect in all of baseball before the 2017 season and has remained a top 20 prospect the past two seasons, but injuries have continually set him back.

Reyes is still just 25-years-old and is controllable for at least five more seasons.

If the Cardinals are ready to move on from him, the Padres could get a buy-low prospect that has the potential to be a top of the rotation pitcher.

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