Padres sign Brazelton; Add Greene too

The San Diego Padres today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Dewon Brazelton on a one year contract and agreed to terms with catcher Todd Greene on a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

Dewon Brazelton, 25, went 1-8 with a 7.61 ERA (60 ER/71.0 IP) and 43 strikeouts in 20 games (eight starts) for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2005. As the Devil Rays' 2005 Opening Day starter at the age of 24, Brazelton was the Major Leagues' second-youngest Opening Day starter last season.

Originally the third overall pick in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft, Brazelton was acquired from Tampa Bay in exchange for third baseman Sean Burroughs on December 7, 2005. Over parts of four Major League seasons with the Devil Rays (2002-05), Brazelton has a career record of 8-23 with a 5.98 ERA (168 ER/253.0 IP) in 54 games (41 starts).

Todd Greene, 34, batted .254 (32-for-126) with seven home runs and 23 RBI for the Colorado Rockies in 2005. He was limited to just 38 games after suffering a strained right hamstring on June 5 vs. Cincinnati.

Over parts of 10 Major League seasons with the California/Anaheim Angels (1996-99), Toronto Blue Jays (2000), New York Yankees (2001), Texas Rangers (2002-03) and Rockies (2004-05), Greene has a career batting average of .248 (351-for-1414) with 69 home runs, 70 doubles and 200 RBI in 475 games.

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