Padres trade Leo Rosales for Scott Hairston

San Diego, CA – The San Diego Padres today acquired outfielder Scott Hairston from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed pitcher Leo Rosales.

In 76 games for Arizona this year, the 27-year-old Hairston is hitting .222 (39-for-176) with 13 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 16 RBI, 21 runs scored and 19 walks. He has played 53 games in the outfield, including 42 starts in left field. Hairston is 3-for-17 as a pinch-hitter with one double, one home run, three RBI, three runs and three walks.

Scott Hairston has a career Major League batting average of .238 (131-for-550) with 31 doubles, seven triples, 16 homers, 47 RBI, 62 runs and 41 walks in 201 games since making his debut with Arizona in 2004. He was the Diamondbacks' third-round selection in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Hairston attended high school at Canyon Del Oro in Tucson (Ariz.) before attending Central Arizona Junior College. He is the ninth member of his family to play professional baseball.

Leo Rosales, 26, was placed on the disabled list June 7 with a fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his right hand. Prior to the injury, he was 1-1 with 14 saves and a 3.28 ERA (9 ER/24.2 IP) in 24 relief appearances with Triple-A Portland this year. He notched 27 strikeouts and 10 walks.

Rosales was the Padres' 20th-round selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft. He attended Cal State Northridge.

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