The New York Mets’ busy offseason of moves may not be done. After Jacob deGrom was diagnosed with a stress reaction that will sideline him for weeks, they have to find someone who can take a spot in their rotation. An answer may await them on the opposite side of the country.

According to Ken Rosenthal, Dennis Lin and Andy McCullough of The Athletic, the Mets have discussed a trade with the San Diego Padres centered around right-handed pitcher Chris Paddack and first baseman Eric Hosmer. New York would send first baseman/corner outfielder Dom Smith to San Diego. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman noted that the Padres are “deep in talks” with teams about Hosmer, with the Mets being one of them.

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Hosmer is signed to a bloated contract that San Diego is desperate to move. The 32-year-old is due $13 million in each of the next three seasons following this one. He posted a slash line of .269/.337/.395 last season with 28 doubles and 12 home runs in 151 games. Getting Smith from the Mets would allow the Padres to replace Tommy Pham, who left in free agency, or fill Hosmer’s spot at first.

Paddack — who has a feisty history with Mets star Pete Alonso over their 2019 NL Rookie of the Year race — would serve as a piece near the end of New York’s rotation. The 26-year-old posted a 5.07 ERA across 108.1 innings last season. He also posted a career-best 3.78 FIP and 1.2 home runs allowed per nine innings.

With Max Scherzer, Chris Bassitt, Taijuan Walker and Carlos Carrasco already in the Mets’ rotation, Paddack wouldn’t need to carry a huge burden. There are other options New York can pursue, too, as they look to fill the void left by their ace’s injury.