Padres to acquire Ryan Ludwick

Padres are involved in a three team trade to get Ryan Ludwick. Indians will send Jake Westbrook to Cardinals. Padres will send one prospect each to the Cards and the Indians

I think that counts as a rather big bat and combined with Tejada, Gonzalez does get some protection and help. I will say this much, ownership is doing the very best they can with the hand that's been dealt. I rather like this move.

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