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Padres trade Will Venable to Texas

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I'm headed out the door right now, but there's been some breaking news on Twitter that Will Venable, the longest tenured Padre, has been traded to Texas for catcher Marcus Green Jr. and a player to be named later.  I love a good trade, especially when it's for a long tenured player who never quite lived up to my high expectations for him.  Plus Venable was due to be a free agent after this season, so it's nice that the Padres get something in return.

Venable was always Dex's favorite player because he's a contrarian by nature and here he is traded on Dex's birthday.  What kind of present is that?