Padres trade Sikorski for Adams

The San Diego Padres today acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Adams from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brian Sikorski.                    

Mike Adams, 27, went 0-0 with an 11.57 ERA (3 ER/2.1 IP) in two games for the Brewers this season before being traded to the Mets on May 26. He was designated for assignment by New York on July 4 and subsequently claimed off waivers by the Indians on July 7. In a combined 31 minor league games with the Brewers, Mets and Indians organizations in 2006, Adams is 1-1 with two saves and 3.79 ERA (15 ER/35.2 IP).

Originally signed by Milwaukee as a non-drafted free agent in 2001, Adams has a career record of 2-4 with one save and a 3.54 ERA (27 ER/68.2 IP) in 61 games over parts of three Major League seasons with the Brewers (2004-06). In 169 career minor league games (four starts), Adams is 14-15 with 41 saves and a 3.47 ERA (99 ER/257.0 IP), recording 303 strikeouts. He will report to Triple-A Portland.

Sikorski, 31, was 1-1 w/a 5.65 ERA (14.1IP, 16H, 4R/3ER, 3BB, 14K) in 13 appearances with San Diego, limiting right-handed hitters to a .206 (6-29) average against. He was with the Padres from May 31 until being designated for assignment yesterday. Prior to joining the Padres, he went 2-3 w/a 3.14 ERA and 7 saves in 22 appearances (28.2IP, 25H, 12R/10ER, 7BB, 44K, .225 avg. against) at AAA Portland. Sikorski pitched the previous five seasons, 2001-05, in Japan where he was 21-20 w/a 3.51 ERA while striking out 382 and walking 116. Last year he appeared in a career-high 70 games for the Tokyo Giants going 7-1 w/a 3.29 ERA (87.2IP, 32ER). He will wear #44. He appeared in 10 games for the Texas Rangers in 2000 and was a 4th round pick by Houston in the 1995 draft out of Western Michigan.

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