Padres sign Fick, DaVanon, Megrew

San Diego, CA - The San Diego Padres announced today that they have agreed to terms on minor league contracts with catcher Robert Fick, outfielder Jeff DaVanon and left-handed pitcher Mike Megrew. Additionally, the club has invited all three players to Major League Spring Training.

Fick returns to the Padres after spending the last two seasons with the Washington Nationals. He hit .260 (63-for-242) with 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 30 RBI and 27 runs scored in 106 games with the Padres from 2004-05. The 33-year-old hit .234 (46-for-197) with six doubles, a triple, two home runs and 24 runs scored in 118 games with Washington in 2007.

Over parts of 10 Major League seasons with the Detroit Tigers (1998-2002), Atlanta Braves (2003), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004), Padres (2004-05) and Nationals (2006-07), Fick is a career .258 hitter (613-for-2373), with 116 doubles, 12 triples, 69 home runs, 324 RBI and 287 runs scored in 846 games.

DaVanon, 34, split the 2007 season between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Oakland Athletics. He combined to hit .213 (19-for-89) with three doubles, a triple, six RBI and 14 runs scored in 39 games. Over parts of eight Major League seasons with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1999, 2001-05), Diamondbacks (2006-07) and Athletics (2007), DaVanon is a career .259 hitter (333-for-1288) with 57 doubles, 13 triples, 33 home runs, 150 RBI and 205 runs scored in 528 games.

Megrew, 23, appeared in 21 games (19 starts) for Double-A Jacksonville (Dodgers) in 2007, going 6-6 with a 5.30 ERA (55 ER/93.1 IP), 90 strikeouts and 46 walks. Over parts of six minor league seasons in the Dodgers organization, he is 21-21 with a 4.09 ERA (160 ER/351.2 IP) with 398 strikeouts and 166 walks in 85 career games (72 starts).

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