San Diego Padres acquire All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier from Pittsburgh Pirates

The San Diego Padres acquired second basemanAdam Frazier from the Pittsburgh Piratesfor three minor league players on Monday.

Frazier, 29, who leads baseball in hits this year, is not a free agent until after the 2022 season.

In exchange, the Pirates acquired infielderTucupita Marcano, outfielder Jack Suwinskiandright-hander Michell Miliano.

Pittsburgh is also sending approximately $1.4 million to the Padres in the deal, according to The Associated Press.

Frazier entered Sunday hitting .327 -- the second-best average in Major League Baseball -- with four home runs and 32 RBIs.

A 2020 Gold Glove finalist and an All-Star this season, Frazier was the Pirates' second-longest-tenured player, behind right fielder Gregory Polanco.

When asked about possibly being traded a week ago, Frazier said he wasn't letting it distract him.

"It's pretty cool to be recognized like that and have teams want you," Frazier said. "It means a lot. It tells you you're playing well, but I still have to worry about playing baseball."

Marcano, 21, is hitting .272 with six home runs and 26 RBIs for Triple-A El Paso. He has played this season at shortstop, second base and in the outfield.

Suwinski, 22, has 15 home runs this season for Double-A San Antonio.

Miliano, 21, is 2-2 with two saves and a 3.60 ERA in Class A this season.

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