Padres trade Ross for Basham

The San Diego Padres today acquired right-handed pitcher Bobby Basham from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for catcher David Ross.

Bobby Basham, 26, went a combined 10-5 with a 3.36 ERA (38 ER/101.2 IP) in 20 starts between Single-A Sarasota and Double-A Chattanooga. Over parts of four minor league seasons in the Reds' organization (2001-03, 2005; did not pitch in 2004 after undergoing shoulder surgery), Basham has a career record of 22-22 with a 3.55 ERA (126 ER/319.2 IP) in 57 games (all starts).

David Ross, 29, batted .240 (30-for-125) with three home runs and 15 RBI in 51 games between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Padres in 2005. Over parts over four Major League seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-04), Pirates (2005) and Padres (2005) Ross has a career batting average of .217 (92-for-424) with 19 home runs and 50 RBI in 169 games.

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