Padres, Cardinals, Indians Agree To Deal Involving Ludwick, Westbrook

11:44am: The Padres are sending pitching prospect Corey Kluber to the Indians in the deal, tweets NightengaleKrasovic adds that the Padres will send pitching prospect Nicholas Greenwood to the Cardinals.

11:38am: The union has approved the trade, tweets Krasovic.  The Padres get Ludwick, the Cardinals get Westbrook, and the Padres give up two prospects.  Bob Nightengale of USA Today says the deal is official.

11:36am: Westbrook to the Cardinals is agreed to, tweets HeymanHe adds that the Padres still appear likely to get Ludwick.

11:28am: Ludwick to the Padres has a 90% chance of going down, tweets Dan Hayes of the North County Times.  The Padres would send money and a prospect to the Indians in the potential three-team deal, tweets Olney.  Westbrook has officially been scratched, tweets Castrovince.

11:16am: ESPN's Buster Olney tweets/counters that this thing still has life as of two minutes ago.  Sherman is backing off his earlier tweet and now thinks the Padres are still in it too.

11:08am: Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that he thinks the Padres have fallen out of this deal and it's just going to be the Cardinals and Indians in a Westbrook trade.

10:58am: Krasovic tweets that a three-team deal is pending the union's OK: the Padres get Ludwick, the Cardinals get Jake Westbrook and a Padres prospect, and the Indians get prospects. 

10:39am: The Padres are deep in talks with the Cardinals for outfielder Ryan Ludwick, tweets Tom Krasovic of AOL FanHouse.  The Cardinals were not known to be willing to discuss Ludwick, but perhaps the strong play of Jon Jay swayed them.

Ludwick, 32, has settled at a level between his stellar '08 and disappointing '09 seasons.  He's under team control for next year, and we know the Padres prefer to get more than a rental.


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