Padres trade Ludwick to the Pirates

The San Diego Padres announced today they have traded outfielder Ryan Ludwick to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Ryan Ludwick, 33, has hit .238 (90-for-378) with 18 doubles, 11 home runs, 64 RBI, 42 runs scored and 32 walks against 87 strikeouts in 101 games played for San Diego this season. He hit .218 (41-for-188) with 11 doubles, five home runs, 25 RBI and 20 runs scored in 52 games at PETCO Park for the Padres this year. The outfielder has nine assists this season, tied for the second most by any National League outfielder this year. Acquired by the Padres a year ago today from the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a three-team trade with the Cleveland Indians, Ludwick has hit .262 (663-for-2529) with 143 doubles, seven triples, 115 home runs, 439 RBI, 352 runs scored and 237 walks against 631 strikeouts in 752 games played over parts of nine Major League seasons with the Texas Rangers (2002-03), Cleveland Indians (2003-05), St. Louis Cardinals (2007-10) and Padres (2010-11).

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