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MLB Trade Rumors: Deal Possible Between Red Sox And Padres?

While the often-rumored deal for Adrian Gonzalez is long since dead and buried (at least for this season), don't completely count out a trade occurring 2010 between the Red Sox and Padres.

Boston needs bullpen help, and San Diego has Joe Thatcher, a lefty who in 32 games (he just came off the DL) had a WHIP of 0.68 with a 1.74 ERA.

Nothing is etched in stone, but the the two teams appear to be a good fit given their respective needs. The Padres are looking for a middle infielder and Padres GM Jed Hoyer has familiarity with Jed Lowrie from their Boston days.

He's also looking fror an outfielder and the Sox will have some excess in the form of Jeremy Hermida, Bill Hall and Darnell McDonald when Jacoby Ellsbury returns in a week to 10 days (or so is the hope).