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Giants trade for Rays minor league infielder



© Darren Yamashita | 2022 May 20

The Giants made their first trade of the offseason at the deadline to submit reserve lists, exchanging one minor leaguer for another.

Tristan Peters, whom San Francisco acquired at last year’s trade deadline for Trevor Rosenthal, is going to Tampa Bay for infielder Brett Wisely.

Peters played 34 games for Double-A Richmond, hitting .212 with a .605 OPS in the outfield.

Wisely, a 23-year-old former 15th rounder, dominated Double-A last year and reached Triple-A. Across the levels, he hit 15 home runs and posted an .820 OPS.

The Rays selected Wisely in the 2019 draft out of junior college, where he both hit and pitched. Since breaking into professional ball, Wisely has put together impressive hitting numbers at every level.

Wisely logged time at shortstop, second base, third base, first base and left field last season. He was ranked 27th in Tampa Bay’s farm system, and projects mainly as a second baseman, according to his MLB.com scouting report.

Tampa Bay had to add several prospects to their 40-man roster to protect them from qualifying for the Rule 5 Draft. The Wisely deal was one of three Tampa Bay made around the 3 p.m. deadline.