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Postby wrveres » Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:44 am

From Rosenthal
Only this time, the reliever they're signing is a native of Detroit.
Right-hander Brian Sikorski, who spent the past five seasons pitching in Japan, is expected to sign with the Padres on Thursday,

The Padres also are expected to announce the signings of free-agent second baseman Mark Bellhorn and right-hander Dewon Brazelton to one-year deals.

The team remains interested in trading for Red Sox left-hander David Wells, but not if the Sox want outfielder Dave Roberts. The Padres would prefer to deal right-hander Woody Williams.

Bellhorn, 31, spent last season with the Red Sox and Yankees. He figures to be the regular at second unless he is beaten out by Josh Barfield or Bobby Hill in spring training.

Sikorski, 31, pitched in 10 games — five starts — for the Rangers in 2000, posting a 5.73 ERA. He then spent three seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines and two with the Tokyo Giants.

A workhorse, Sikorski posted a 3.55 ERA in 101 innings last season, striking out 105, walking 41 and allowing only seven home runs. The previous season, he posted a 2.65 ERA in 98 innings, striking out 87 and walking 27.

Sikorski likely will assume Otsuka's role, pitching in front of setup man Scott Linebrink and closer Trevor Hoffman. The Padres also expect to use right-handers Doug Brocail and Clay Hensley in their bullpen.

Brazelton, acquired from the Devil Rays for third baseman Sean Burroughs, could compete for a spot in either the rotation or ‘pen. The Padres declined to offer him a contract Tuesday, but planned to sign him as a free agent.
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:28 am

Josh Barfield will beat Bellhorn out, putting the latter into a utility role. This will be Bellhorn's sixth team in the last six years.
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Postby blankman » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:42 pm

Bellhorn? :-b
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Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:11 pm

One more reason to watch more NL West games ;-D
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Postby Pedantic » Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:06 am

I love it. This just in:

Associated Press wrote:Bellhorn Agrees to Deal With Bellhorn

Second baseman Mark Bellhorn agreed to an $800,000, one-year deal with San Diego on Thursday, giving the Padres another member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox team that won the World Series.

Bellhorn likely will replace Mark Loretta, who was traded to Boston this month for catcher Doug Mirabelli. Other candidates to play second base for the NL West champs are Josh Barfield and Bobby Hill.

Also on the Padres from the 2004 Red Sox team is leadoff batter Dave Roberts, who will move from center field to left field to make room for Mike Cameron.

Bellhorn lost his starting job last season and was released on Aug. 26 after declining an assignment to Triple-A. He was picked up off waivers by the New York Yankees. In 2004, he batted .264 with 17 homers and 82 RBIs.

The Padres also agreed to a $500,000 deal with reliever Brian Sikorski, of which $200,000 is guaranteed. He pitched in Japan the last five seasons. Sikorski can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses.

He pitched for the Texas Rangers in 2000.


Wow. Such remarkable insight. Almost as good as mine. !+)
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Postby shortsavage » Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:13 am

Pedantic wrote:I love it. This just in:

Associated Press wrote:Bellhorn Agrees to Deal With Bellhorn

Second baseman Mark Bellhorn agreed to an $800,000, one-year deal with San Diego on Thursday, giving the Padres another member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox team that won the World Series.

Bellhorn likely will replace Mark Loretta, who was traded to Boston this month for catcher Doug Mirabelli. Other candidates to play second base for the NL West champs are Josh Barfield and Bobby Hill.

Also on the Padres from the 2004 Red Sox team is leadoff batter Dave Roberts, who will move from center field to left field to make room for Mike Cameron.

Bellhorn lost his starting job last season and was released on Aug. 26 after declining an assignment to Triple-A. He was picked up off waivers by the New York Yankees. In 2004, he batted .264 with 17 homers and 82 RBIs.

The Padres also agreed to a $500,000 deal with reliever Brian Sikorski, of which $200,000 is guaranteed. He pitched in Japan the last five seasons. Sikorski can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses.

He pitched for the Texas Rangers in 2000.


Wow. Such remarkable insight. Almost as good as mine. !+)


It looks like they just tried to sneak a press release by as a story.
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Postby Trot Nixon » Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:37 am

Another Blown Save wrote:One more reason to watch more NL West games ;-D
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Postby shortsavage » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:57 pm

It would be nice to hear Bochy or someone in the front office about this. I'd like to see what Barfield can do. He hit .310 with 15 HRs and 20 steals last season in AAA Portland, 52 BB to 102Ks though.
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Postby wrveres » Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:10 pm

we should be hearing something in the next week or two, if not sooner ...

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