Padres finalize major league roster

The San Diego Padres today placed first baseman Ryan Klesko (strained left shoulder; retroactive to March 26), outfielder Mike Cameron (strained left oblique; retroactive to March 31) and right-handed pitcher Doug Brocail (angioplasty; retroactive to March 24) on the 15-day disabled list. Additionally, the Padres purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Brian Sweeney and reassigned right-handed pitcher Eric Junge, infielder Justin Leone and outfielder Eric Valent to Triple-A Portland.

Ryan Klesko, 35, batted .248 (110-for-443) with 18 home runs, 58 RBI and 61 runs scored in 137 games for the Padres in 2005. His 18 home runs led the club, marking the third time he's achieved that feat. Over parts of 14 Major League seasons with the Atlanta Braves (1992-1999) and Padres (2000-05), Klesko has career batting average of .280 (1467-for-5245) with 272 home runs, 315 doubles, 941 RBI and 823 runs scored in 1,614 games. In 13 Spring Training games in 2006, Klesko is hitting .270 (10-for-37) with three RBI.

Mike Cameron, 32, batted a career-high .273 (84-for-308) with 12 home runs, 23 doubles, 39 RBI, 47 runs scored, 13 stolen bases and a .342 on-base percentage in 76 games with the Mets last season. Over parts of 11 Major League seasons with the Chicago White Sox (1995-98), Cincinnati Reds (1999), Seattle Mariners (2000-03) and Mets (2004-05), Cameron has a career batting average of .249 (1080-for-4329) with 173 home runs, 238 doubles, 625 RBI, 690 runs scored and 229 stolen bases in 1,268 games. In 19 Spring Training games in 2006, Cameron is batting .354 (17-for-48) with three home runs and 12 RBI.

Doug Brocail went 5-3 with a 5.52 ERA (45 ER/73.1 IP) with one save in 61 games for the Texas Rangers in 2005. His 61 appearances tied for the second-highest total of his career and ranked third on the Rangers. Over parts of 11 Major League seasons with the Padres (1992-94), Houston (1995-96), Detroit (1997-2000) and Texas (2004-05), Brocail has a career record of 37-40 with a 4.06 ERA (311 ER/688.2 IP) with seven saves in 442 games (42 starts). Brocail has appeared in two Spring Training games and has a 4.50 ERA (1 ER/2.0 IP).

Brian Sweeney, 31, appeared in 30 games (26 starts) between Triple-A Durham (Tampa Bay) and Portland, going 7-9 with a 4.40 (79 ER/161.2 IP) in 2005. Over parts of two Major League seasons with the Seattle Mariners (2004) and Padres (2005), Sweeney has a career record of 1-0 with a 4.18 ERA (11 ER/23.2 IP) in 12 games (two starts). Sweeney is 0-0 with a 3.12 ERA (3 ER/8.2 IP) in six Spring Training games (two starts).

Eric Junge, 29, went 10-7 with a 3.80 ERA (57 ER/135.0 IP) in 26 games (22 starts) with Triple-A Norfolk in 2005. Over parts of two Major League seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (2002-03), Junge has a career record of 2-0 with a 2.21 ERA (5 ER/20.1 IP) in 10 games (one start).

Justin Leone, 29, batted .243 (76-for-313) with seven home runs and 38 RBI in 87 games for Triple-A Tacoma (Seattle) in 2005. Over part of one Major League season with the Seattle Mariners (2004), Leone has a career batting average of .216 (22-for-102) with six home runs and 13 Rbi in 31 games.

Eric Valent, 28, batted .186 (8-for-43) with three doubles and four runs scored in 28 games for the New York Mets in 2005. Over parts of five Major League seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (2001-02), Cincinnati Reds (2003) and Mets (2004-05), Valent has a career batting average of .234 (95-for-406) with 13 home runs, 20 doubles and 37 RBI in 205 games.

With the transactions, the Padres roster now stands at 25.


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