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Report: A’s trade Jurickson Profar to Padres

The Oakland Athletics traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the San Diego Padres, per reports.

The 26-year-old infielder, acquired in a three-team trade from the Texas Rangers last offseason, struggled in his season with the A’s. He slashed .218/.301/.410 in 2019 and couldn’t find consistency defensively, often mis-firing throws from second base to first.

Profar, a switch hitter, was due to make around $6 million in arbitration — a hefty price tag for an underperforming middle infielder. The A’s should look to bolster their left-handed corps this offseason, and an upgrade at second base could help.

The A’s have a jammed pipeline of middle infielders, too.