Padres Make More Moves

With one week left in the Spring, team makes a trade

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On the transactions page in the morning paper, it'll say the Padres made a trade.  In reality, they made a sale.  I've never bought the whole "traded for cash considerations" thing.  Let's just call it what it is.  The Padres gave infielder Chris Burke to the Mariners for a wad of cash on Sunday.  Burke signed with San Diego in the off-season and hit .281 during Cactus League play.

The Padres also optioned left-handed pitcher Cesar Ramos to Triple-A Portland and sent right-hander Ivan Nova back to the Yankees.  The Padres will have to trim 12 more players in the next week.

Oh, by the way, they also beat the Dodgers 7-3 in Peoria.  Those two teams of course meet at PETCO Park on Opening Day.

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