Padres ink Roberts; deal with Brocail pending


Posted Dec 12, 2005


The San Diego Padres today agreed to terms with outfielder Dave Roberts on a one-year deal. They have also come to terms with releiver Doug Brocail, pending a physical

Roberts, 33, batted .275 (113-for-411) with eight home runs, 38 RBI, 65 runs scored and 23 stolen bases in 115 games with the Padres in 2005. His stolen base total led the Padres and ranked 10th among league leaders while his home run total represented a new career-high. Roberts added a career-high 10 triples, tied for third among National League leaders and became the first Padre to reach double figures in three-base hits since 1991.

Over parts of seven Major League seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1999-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-2004), Boston Red Sox (2004) and Padres (2005), Roberts has a career batting average of .263 (448-for-1705) with 19 home runs, 58 doubles, 137 RBI, 278 runs scored and 158 stolen bases in 537 games.

Doug Brocail was originally a first round pick by the Padres in 1986.

He was traded by Padres with OF Phil Plantier, OF Derek Bell, LHP Pedro Martinez, 3B Craig Shipley and SS Ricky Gutierrez to Astros for 3B Ken Caminiti, OF Steve Finley, SS Andujar Cedeno, 1B Roberto Petagine, RHP Brian Williams and a player to be named, Dec. 28, 1994; Padres acquired LHP Sean Fesh to complete trade (May 1, 1995).

Besides Houston, Brocail has been with the Detroit Tigers and most recently the Texas Rangers.

He went 5-3 with a 5.52 ERA for Texas in 2005. In 73.1 innings, spanning 61 appearances, Brocail allowed 90 hits, walking 34 and striking out 61.

He has a career record of 37-40 in the majors with a 4.06 ERA.



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