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Padres trade Valdez for Chick
Originally selected by Florida in the 14th round of the 2002 First Year Player Draft, Chick is 10-8 with a 4.21 ERA (88 ER/188.0 IP) and 148 strikeouts in 52 games (28 starts) over parts of three minor league seasons.
Ismael Valdez, signed by the Padres as a free agent on December 18, 2004, appeared in 23 games with the Padres, making 20 starts. The 30-year-old Valdez went 9-6 with a 5.53 ERA (70 ER/114.0 IP), including a complete game shutout on June 5 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Over parts of 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1994-1999, 2000), Chicago Cubs (2000), Anaheim Angels (2001), Seattle Mariners (2002), Texas Rangers (2002-03) and Padres (2004), Valdez has a career record of 97-100 with one save and a 4.04 ERA (772 ER/1720.2 IP).
Florida is on the hook for $300K of the contract Valdez signed.
Sterling Hitchcock, Brian Sweeney and Justin Germano are candidates to replace Valdez in the rotation.
Chick is expected to join Lake Elsinore, filling the void created when Jon Huber was traded to Seattle.
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