Padres acquire Gonzalez from Nationals

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, Last Updated: 7:42 PM ET

Peoria, AZ - The San Diego Padres picked up infielder Alberto Gonzalez from Washington on Monday.

In exchange for Gonzalez, the Nationals will receive minor-league pitcher Erik Davis and cash considerations.

The 27-year-old Gonzalez hit .247 with 19 runs scored and five runs batted in over 114 games last season.

Over parts of four big league seasons, spanning 276 games, he is a career .253 hitter with two homers, 49 RBI and 66 runs scored with the New York Yankees and Nationals.

Davis, 24, appeared in 27 combined games with Single-A Lake Elsinore, Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Portland last year and went 14-3 with a 3.52 ERA.

The Padres also announced on Monday that outfielder Mike Baxter was placed on the 60-day disabled list after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb on Tuesday.


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