Padres Nady for Cameron trade official
Mike Cameron With Mets 2004

Posted Nov 18, 2005


The San Diego Padres today acquired outfielder Mike Cameron from the New York Mets in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Xavier Nady.

"The acquisition of Mike Cameron adds another element of speed and power to our ballclub," said Towers. "He is a proven Gold Glove-caliber outfielder who will be a great fit for our vast outfield at PETCO Park."

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. The 6-2, 200-pound Cameron was limited to 76 games after suffering two broken cheekbones, a broken right orbital socket and a broken nose in an outfield collision with Carlos Beltran on August 11 at PETCO Park.

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. An American League All-Star in 2001 and a two-time Gold Glove Award Winner (2001 and 2003), Cameron is one of just 12 active Major Leaguers with over 170 home runs -- including 18 or more homers six times -- and 220 or more stolen bases.

Nady, 27, batted .261 (85-for-326) with career highs in home runs (13) and RBI (43) in 124 games with the Padres in 2005. Over parts of three Major League seasons with the Padres (2003-05), Nady has a career batting average of .263 (204-for-775) with 25 home runs, 36 doubles, 91 RBI and 98 runs scored in 269 games.



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