Myers was rumored to be part of a potential package to bring Mookie Betts to the Padres. However, the Red Sox wound up dealing Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with David Price in a blockbuster that sent Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong to Boston.
Myers is owed $61 million over the next three seasons, and the deal seems to be contingent on the Red Sox assuming half, Acee adds. While no trade is imminent, the Red Sox are reportedly also interested in right-hander Cal Quantrill, catching prospect Luis Campusano, and shortstop farmhand Gabriel Arias.
It's unclear what the Padres would seek in return, but the chief concern is apparently salary flexibility.
Myers and the Padres agreed to a six-year, $83-million contract prior to the 2017 season. Since then, the 29-year-old has accrued 3.0 WAR, according to FanGraphs, while transitioning from first base to the outfield. Myers made 98 appearances in left and 66 in center last year.
Quantrill, 25, made his major-league debut last year and posted a 5.16 ERA and 4.28 FIP over 103 innings. The highly touted prospect was considered a top recruit heading into the 2016 draft but fell to the Padres at No. 8 after requiring Tommy John surgery.
Campusano is considered the fourth-best catching prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. The 21-year-old hit .325/.396/.509 with 15 homers in 110 High-A games last year.
Arias, 19, was also stationed at High-A Lake Elsinore last season and authored an .809 OPS with 17 homers and eight steals in 120 contests.