The Padres acquired catcher Dusty Ryan from the Tigers for a player to be named later or cash considerations, tweets AOL FanHouse's Ed Price. Tigers minor league pitcher Scott Drucker broke the news first on Twitter. Ryan had been designated for assignment on December 10th in a move corresponding to the Curtis Granderson trade.
Ryan, 25, hit .257/.359/.455 in 235 Triple A plate appearances this year. Heading into the season, Baseball America spoke of Ryan's "prodigious raw power" and "plus-plus arm," but considered his receiving skills a work in progress.