5 outfield trade targets for the Padres with Andrew Benintendi off the market

Jul 12, 2021; Denver, CO, USA; Fire pyrotechnics go off behind Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini prior to the 2021 MLB Home Run Derby. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Padres, Bryan Reynolds
Jun 8, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Bryan Reynolds (10) dives for but can not catch a ball hit for an RBI double by Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock (not pictured) during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Padres trade target — Pittsburgh Pirates: Bryan Reynolds

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds has been a popular trade target among a few different teams, including the Yankees and the Padres. With the Yankees acquiring Benintendi, the Padres seem to have an even better chance of landing Reynolds.

Reynolds would be a good upgrade to the San Diego outfield. This season, he’s hitting .254/.335/.453 for an OPS of .788. He’s comparable to the Padres best outfielder Jurickson Profar, who is hitting .242/.343/.394 for an OPS of .737.

Reynolds is currently under contract worth $13.5 million and is eligible for arbitration in 2024. He’s eligible for free agency in 2026, so he’d be guaranteed to stay in San Diego for a while.