PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Trea Turner has shown up to Padres camp even though he's been traded to the Nationals.
Confused? So is he. The young shortstop is in one odd situation. A not-so-secret player to be named from an offseason deal who can't officially be sent east because of an obscure rule.
Here's what happened: The 13th pick in last year's draft from North Carolina State was dealt to Washington in a three-team deal in December that sent center fielder Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego.
The problem is, there's a rule that says a player selected in the June amateur draft can't be traded until one year has passed since he signed his initial professional contract, and another rule established a six-month maximum for a player to switch teams after he is included in a trade as a player to be named later.
So Turner can't head to Washington until mid-June.