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Report: Padres are acquiring Jurickson Profar

The news was reported by Jon Heyman

MLB: JUL 03 Twins at Athletics Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Earlier today, it was reported that the Padres will be trading with the Oakland A’s for Jurickson Profar.

Profar may fill in the spot at second base for the Padres. Last season with the A’s, he hit .218 with 20 home runs, 67 RBIs, and nine stolen bases. In 124 innings at second base last season, Profar made 13 errors. He is a utility player and could also give the Padres some depth in the outfield. But for now, he will probably be competing for the starting second base spot.

Profar was a highly touted prospect after being signed by the Texas Rangers as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. He has been brought up and sent down by Major League rosters since he was 19-years-old. Hopefully, he can fill the role that the Padres need at second base.

It has not yet been reported what the Padres will be giving up for Profar.