San Diego Padres rumors: 3 trade deadline deals to make, 2 to avoid

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2) The San Diego Padres should trade for Yankees' second baseman Gleyber Torres

No, the Yankees won't be sellers. But yes, Gleyber Torres makes sense for the Padres.

Bleacher Report suggests the Yankees could move off Torres once their lineup regains its health, especially with the logjam they'll have in their middle infield between DJ LeMahieu, Anthony Volpe, top prospect Oswald Peraza. Torres may not have a place to play in the Bronx, but perhaps he would in San Diego.

Ha-Seong Kim and Rougned Odor haven't been great as a second base platoon item in 2023. Therefore, if the Padres find that their options to upgrade in center field or at catcher don't materialize, trading for Gleyber Torres could provide some of the production with the bat that they've been missing at other spots on the diamond.

Of course, this is assuming the Yankees would even move off Torres. And with an extra year of control remaining, San Diego would have to pay a steeper price to acquire the second baseman. It could be worth the cost, however, given Torres' potential and ability to be a solution for the Padres next season as well.