Red Sox Have Discussed Potential 3-Team Trade With Padres and Reds Involving Nick Senzel and Wil Myers

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San Diego Padres INF Wil Myers | Denis Poroy/Getty Images

There have been inklings regarding discussions between the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox over a possible swap for Wil Myers.

Well, the Padres have reportedly expressed interest in Reds utility-man Nick Senzel and have discussed the idea of opening up their deal with Boston into a potential three-team swap.

The discussions, according to The Athletic's Dennis Lin, have centered around Senzel landing in San Diego and Myers heading to Boston, though he reports no agreement is imminent.

The Red Sox, who notoriously traded Mookie Betts to the Dodgers this offseason, may be looking to Myers as a versatile option to help keep them competitive in 2020.

In 2019, he slashed .239/.321/.418 with 18 homers and 53 RBI in what was a down year for the 29-year-old. Despite his woes last season, he's just a few campaigns removed from an All-Star selection with the Padres.

As for Senzel, formerly heralded as one of baseball's Top 10 prospects, he debuted in the bigs last season to the tune of 12 home runs, 42 RBI and 14 steals across 104 games. At 24, it's easy to see why the Padres are intrigued by Senzel, especially considering his defensive capabilities in both center field as well as various spots in the infield.

Whether this trade comes to fruition or not remains unclear, however the fact that these teams are engaging in discussions with the season looming shows they are still looking to make some last-minute adjustments to their respective rosters.