Padres Acquire Jason Bartlett
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [December 8, 2010 at 5:26pm CST]
The Padres have acquired Jason Bartlett from the Rays, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock (on Twitter). Adam Russell and Cesar Ramos could be heading to the Rays in the deal.
The Padres had a vacancy at short since Miguel Tejada signed with the division rival Giants. The Rays can ease Reid Brignac into an everyday role. The 24-year-old batted .256/.307/.385 in 326 plate appearances in his first extended taste of the major leagues.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported that the Rays would make a trade (Twitter links) and Dan Hayes of the North County Times (Twitter link) and Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune also reported on the story as it broke.