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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Padres reportedly eyeing trade for Tigers’ Matthew Boyd

The San Diego Padres are looking for their first playoff berth in nearly a decade-and-a-half and could be making a big push for it at the trade deadline.

Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported on Thursday that the Padres are evaluating Detroit Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd as a possible trade acquisition. Morosi also says that Detroit prefers to land at least one potential All-Star position player in a deal for Boyd and lists Padres outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Franmil Reyes as possibilities.

Boyd, 28, is in the midst of his best season yet, posting a 3.87 ERA and an AL-best 7.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He is making just $2.6 million in 2019 and will be entering his second year of arbitration after the season.

San Diego enters the second half at 45-45, just two games out of a Wild Card spot. With the playoffs within striking distance, the team may be interested in fighting off the other clubs who are also eyeing Boyd.

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