Webb, Fick to Portland, Jones to Mobile

The San Diego Padres added Robert Fick, signed to a minor league contract and placed on the Beavers roster, moved Alan Webb up to Portland from Mobile and Geoffrey Jones made his way from the Lake Elsinore Storm to BayBears.

Robert Fick, 30, signed with the Beavers on Thursday after being released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Aug. 13. With the Devil Rays, Fick batted .201 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 76 games this season after signing a free agent deal with the club on Jan. 9, 2004.

A fifth-round draft pick of Detroit in 1995, Fick spent seven seasons in the Tigers organization and was named to the American League All-Star Team in 2002, batting .270 with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs that season. He signed with Atlanta as a free agent prior to the 2003 season, batting .269 with 11 home runs and 80 RBIs in 126 games with the Braves.

Fick, the Class A Midwest League MVP in 1997 and a Class AA Southern League All-Star in 1998, has not played at the minor league level since 2000 and has spent all or parts of seven seasons in the majors with Detroit, Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

In 562 major league games, Fick is a career .264 hitter with 62 home runs and 269 RBIs.

Alan Webb, 24, joins the Beavers after posting a 4-4 record with a 4.40 ERA in 42 appearances with Mobile. The left-hander, who appeared in one game with Portland in 2003, struck out 48 in 47.0 innings of work in his time with the BayBears after starting the season with Class A Lake Elsinore. With the Storm, Webb was 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA (5er, 11.2ip) in 11 relief appearances before being transferred to Mobile on May 5.

Between the two stops, Webb is 6-5 with a 4.30 ERA (28er, 58.2ip) and 57 strikeouts.

With today's moves, the Beavers' active roster is now at its full complement of 24 players.

Geoffrey Jones went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 11 games with the Storm. He held the opposition to just a .159 average in 11 games. He has been with the Padres since 1999 and has been used primarily as a reliever.

Jones, a left-hander, has compiled a 11-20 record in his Padres career.

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