Padres Acquire Another Sought-After Trade Target

Okay, so it's not exactly another Juan Soto trade—that's a tough act to follow. But the San Diego Padres aren't resting on their laurels just yet, going out and trading for Cincinnati Reds' infielder Brandon Drury. 

Drury, as noted by MLB Insider Jeff Passan, is having a breakout year, batting .274 with a career-high 20 home runs, along with 59 RBIs and a career-best .855 OPS. He had plenty of suitors leading up to the deadline.

Although he's mainly a second and third baseman, he's played at every position this season except left and center field. The 29-year-old was an economical $900,000 pickup for the Reds this season, after several years of mediocre production landed him on the MLB scrap heap. 

Drury will likely serve in a utility role in the mostly star-studded Padres lineup.

In return, the Reds pick up 18-year-old infielder Victor Acosta, currently playing Rookie League ball. 

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