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Padres, Pirates Reportedly Discussing Blockbuster Trade

A general view of the San Diego Padres stadium.

A general view of the San Diego Padres stadium.

We're a week away from Opening Day, but MLB teams are still trying to add to their rosters, either via trades or late free agent signings.

According to USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale, the San Diego Padres have had discussions with the Pittsburgh Pirates about acquiring budding star outfielder Bryan Reynolds. Adding the 27-year-old Reynolds would be a coup for a San Diego team that is aiming to be a World Series contender in 2022.

After finishing fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2019, Reynolds made his first All-Star Game in 2021, slashing .302/.390/.522 with 24 home runs, 90 RBI and 93 runs scored.

Per Nightengale, Padres right-handed starter Chris Paddack, 26, and left-handed starter Ryan Weathers, 22, have been mentioned as possible return pieces for Pittsburgh.

After a disappointing 79-83 showing in 2021, the Padres moved on from manager Jayce Tingler and poached Oakland's Bob Melvin, one of the top dugout men in the game.

A move such as landing Reynolds could be the final stroke in an offseason retooling aimed at making San Diego a championship-caliber club.

Stay tuned.