Padres Nady for Cameron trade official

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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