Padres trade Wolf for Reineke

The San Diego Padres today acquired right-handed pitcher Chad Reineke from Houston in exchange for left-handed pitcher Randy Wolf.

Chad Reineke (RINE-uh-kee), 26, has appeared in 20 games for Triple-A Round Rock this year, making 19 starts. He is 5-9 with one complete game and a 4.41 ERA (55 ER/112.1 IP), recording 100 strikeouts compared to 35 walks. In his last seven games, the right-hander has posted a 1.84 ERA (9 ER/44.0 IP) while going 2-1. Over parts of five minor league seasons in the Astros organization (2004-08), he has a career record of 28-32 with a 3.72 ERA (205 ER/495.1 IP), 487 strikeouts and 214 walks in 149 appearances (67 starts). Originally signed by Houston as a 13th-round selection in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Reineke was recalled by the Astros on July 7 but did not appear in a game before he was optioned back to Round Rock the following day. He will be assigned to Triple-A Portland.

Randy Wolf, 31, made 21 starts for the Padres this year, going 6-10 with a 4.74 ERA (63 ER/119.2 IP). He recorded 105 strikeouts compared to 47 walks while holding opponents to a .268 batting average (123-for-459). Signed by San Diego as a free agent on December 10, 2007, Wolf is 84-76 with a 4.30 ERA (667 ER/1397.1 IP), 1,170 strikeouts and 523 walks in 233 appearances (229 starts) over parts of 10 Major League seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (1999-2006), Los Angeles Dodgers (2007) and Padres (2008).

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