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Watch a confusing situation as Padres trade multiple prospects during their game

Nathan Martorella was on second base with one out in the top of the inning for the Double-A San Antonio Missions on Friday when time was called and he was called in for a pinch runner.

There was confusion everywhere, Martorella stood with his hands looking out, wondering why he was being taken out. Moments later, Martorella and Jakob Marsee hugged their teammates and walked down the right field line to the clubhouse with their gear in hand, as they had just been traded to the Miami Marlins.

Steven Davis, the play-by-play voice of the Arkansas Travelers, did a great job with his commentary and made sure there was no confusion for those listening to him or watching the stream.

The two prospects, along with Dillon Head and reliever Woo-Suk Go, were sent to the Marlins in exchange for two-time batting champion Luis Arraez. It’s fitting that Martorella and Marsee are shipped together. The Padres drafted both in 2022 with Martorella in the fifth round and Marsee in the sixth round. They were promoted together from the Arizona Complex League to Single-A Lake Elsinore that same year. Last year they played for High-A Fort Wayne before being promoted to Double-A San Antonio on the same day.

Arraez, 27, was an All-Star, Silver Slugger and batting champion in each of the past two seasons with the Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins. He became the second player in the modern era to win a batting title in both the AL and NL and the first to do so in consecutive seasons. No one has won the batting title in three straight seasons with three different teams.

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