The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres.
The Blue Jays also received cash from San Diego, as the Padres are expected to pay all but $5 million of the approximately $22 million remaining on Upton's contract, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
In return, the Padres get minor league right-hander Hansel Rodriguez.
Upton is batting .256 with 16 home runs, 45 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. The 12-year veteran has also played for Tampa Bay and Atlanta.
Upton is in the fourth year of a five-year, $75.25 million contract he signed with the Braves before the 2013 season. He's owed $16.45 million next season.
The 19-year-old Rodriguez is in his third season with Bluefield in the Rookie level Appalachian League. He's 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA in six starts.
Upton sat out San Diego's past two games, including Monday's 4-2 loss at Toronto. The Padres are making their first to Toronto this week.
Toronto will make a roster move to open a spot for Upton before Tuesday's game.
Padres are paying all except $5M on melvin Upton. He has $22M plus left.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 26, 2016
The Associated Press contributed to this report