HOUSTON (AP) -The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Scott Hairston from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league pitcher Leo Rosales on Friday.
Hairston is hitting .222 in 76 games for the Diamondbacks this season, with three home runs and 16 RBIs. Hairston has a .238 career batting average with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs since making his debut with Arizona in 2004.
The 26-year-old Rosales was 1-1 with 14 saves and a 3.28 ERA at Triple-A Portland before going on the disabled list June 7 with a broken right hand. He had 27 strikeouts and 10 walks in 24.2 innings.
It's the second addition to the Padres outfield in less than a month. San Diego acquired Milton Bradley in a trade with Oakland on June 29. The tempermental Bradley has boosted a struggling offense, hitting .340 with three homers and nine RBIs in 14 games.
Hairston will likely take the role of outfielder Terrmel Sledge, who was sent to the minors on Wednesday when the team called up pitcher Clay Hensley.
The Padres said Hairston will arrive Saturday and they will make a corresponding roster move at that time to make room for him.
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