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Padres Acquire Edward Mujica

WEDNESDAY: Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune says the Padres acquired Mujica from the Indians.  Brock reports the same.  Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says the Indians will receive a player to be named later or cash.  Click here to read Paul DePodesta's thoughts on Mujica.

Additionally, Krasovic says the Padres shipped minor league pitcher Manny Ayala to the Phillies.

TUESDAY: According to MLB.com's Corey Brock, the Padres continue to eye the trade market for a hard-throwing reliever with late-inning potential.  Like recent acquisition Eulogio De La Cruz, the focus is on pitchers who are out of options.

Brock says the Padres might have interest in Cleveland's Ed Mujica.  Mujica, 25 in May, hasn't had big league success in recent years but did average 92.5 mph on his fastball in '08.

My own speculation - another name to watch might be Fernando Nieve, who the Mets recently claimed from the Astros but then placed back on waivers.  Here's the partial list of other out of options players I cobbled together earlier this year.

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