Player to be named later in A’s Jurickson Profar trade revealed

The Oakland Athletics announced outfielder Buddy Reed the PTBNL in Jurickson Profar trade with San Diego Padres

Oakland Athletics General Manager David Forst speaks during a press conference at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Catcher Austin Allen was the initial return in an Oakland Athletics’ Dec. 2 trade that sent infielder Jurickson Profar to the San Diego Padres.

But a player to be named later was included in the transaction, too. Once Winter Meetings wrapped up, the A’s revealed left-handed hitting outfielder Buddy Reed as the player headed from San Diego to Oakland.

Reed, 24, was the Padres’ second-round pick in the 2016 MLB draft. He listed as the Padres’ 25th top prospect, according to’s rankings.

Reed looks to be quick on his feet. He can clearly get on base — he has a .310 OBP with 42 walks at Double-A Amarillo — and didn’t stop at first. He ranked seventh in the Texas League with 23 stolen bases. Reed flashed some pop, too, hitting a career-high 14 home runs with 50 RBI, though he has a .228 average in 2019.

Reed will join the A’s as a non-roster invitee this spring.

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