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Hansel Rodriguez
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Prospect swapped for Upton
PSan Diego Padres  
July 27, 2016
Rodriguez was traded to the Padres on Tuesday in exchange for Melvin Upton Jr.
Rodriguez is a 19-year-old right-handed pitcher toiling away in rookie ball, so it's difficult to say what his long-term future looks like. He currently has a 3.06 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with Bluefield of the Appalachian League, striking out a modest 7.2 batters per nine innings. The Padres picked up the majority of Upton's salary, so they must have some positive scouting intel on Rodriguez. Still, even if the young pitcher comes together favorably, he's years away from a spot in the majors.