Padres trade Burroughs for Brazelton

The San Diego Padres acquired right-handed pitcher Dewon Brazelton from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for third baseman Sean Burroughs.

In a deal that was announced as near complete with little to stand in its way by on Tuesday night, the Padres sent Sean Burroughs to Tampa for Dewon Brazelton.

Brazelton went 1-8 with a 7.61 ERA in 2005, while Burroughs hit .251 with one home run and 17 RBIs.

Brazelton, 25, was the Rays' first pick (third overall) in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft out of Middle Tennessee State. The right-hander began the 2005 season as the Rays' No. 1 starter, but after eight starts, he had a record of 1-7, which led to his being sent to Triple-A Durham on May 11.

Brazelton did not report to Durham and was placed on the restricted list from May 16-June 3. Once he came off the list, he was assigned to Double-A Montgomery and made one appearance for the Biscuits before getting promoted to the Rays three days later.

He was optioned back to Durham on Aug. 9 after pitching to a 7.52 ERA in 10 relief outings for the Rays. He returned to the Rays again on Sept. 6.

Burroughs, 25, was the Padres' first pick (ninth overall) of the 1998 draft. The third baseman signed with the Padres out of Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif., rather than attending the University of Southern California on a baseball scholarship. The son of former Major Leaguer Jeff Burroughs, he's a career .282 hitter with 11 home runs and 133 RBIs in 432 games.

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