The Padres are seeking an offensive boost with the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays.

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The Padres signed off on the blockbuster deal to bring Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp to San Diego after medical issues reportedly threatened to scupper the trade. In addition to Kemp, the Padres acquired catcher Tim Federowicz from the Dodgers in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.

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The unpredictable nature of baseball’s offseason struck again on Wednesday, resulting in what would best be described as an awkward tweet from veteran catcher Rene Rivera. Like any good teammate, Rivera went out of his way to welcome free-agent pitcher Brandon Morrow to the San Diego Padres after  he inked a deal with team on Tuesday .  @2Morrow23 good to have you in the team! Excited to work with you! Welcome to the @Padres — Rene Rivera (@ReneRivera13) December 17, 2014 The awkward part? Just as Rivera was welcoming his new teammate to town, he became a new teammate himself. New Padres general manager A.J. Preller continued his aggressive offseason , shipping Rene Rivera to the Tampa Bay Rays as a part of the three-team, 11-player deal that included the Washington Nationals and was highlighted by Wil Myers going to the Padres. #Rays deal in place, per medicals, players being notified. Keys: Myers + Hanigan to #Padres , get Souza from #Nats , Rivera plus from #Padres — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) December 17, 2014 Hello, good-bye and… “ @ReneRivera13 : @2Morrow23 good to have you in the team! Excited to work with you! Welcome to the @Padres ” Awkward… — Ryan Cohen (@RyanCohen24) December 17, 2014 That about covers it. San Diego also agreed to trade catcher Yasmani Grandal to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Matt Kemp deal, so they’re essentially starting over at the position in 2015. Veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan was brought over from Tampa, so he figures to get a crack at catching Morrow and San Diego’s other pitchers. Top prospect Austin Hedges should be in the mix as well. As for Rivera, he’s moving on to his seventh organization in 13 professional seasons, but the memories of his extremely short partnership with Morrow will live forever in the hearts of baseball fans.  @realericsachs fastest work relationship in history, lol — Rich Keen (@rich_keen) December 17, 2014 @ReneRivera13 @2Morrow23 @Padres You two worked very well together! — Eric Sachs (@realericsachs) December 17, 2014 Quick, somebody please welcome Rivera to Tampa before this gets out of hand! More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the deal said.

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New GM A.J. Preller has to buy low if the budget-minded Padres want to compete.

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