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Padres acquire RHP Mike Adams from Cleveland in exchange for RHP Brian Sikorski
07/18/2006 4:07 PM ET
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres today acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Adams from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brian Sikorski. Executive Vice President/General Manager Kevin Towers made the announcement.

Adams, 27, went 0-0 with an 11.57 ERA (3 ER/2.1 IP) in two games for the Brewers this season before being traded to the Mets on May 26. He was designated for assignment by New York on July 4 and subsequently claimed off waivers by the Indians on July 7. In a combined 31 minor league games with the Brewers, Mets and Indians organizations in 2006, Adams is 1-1 with two saves and 3.79 ERA (15 ER/35.2 IP).

Originally signed by Milwaukee as a non-drafted free agent in 2001, Adams has a career record of 2-4 with one save and a 3.54 ERA (27 ER/68.2 IP) in 61 games over parts of three Major League seasons with the Brewers (2004-06). In 169 career minor league games (four starts), Adams is 14-15 with 41 saves and a 3.47 ERA (99 ER/257.0 IP), recording 303 strikeouts. He will report to Triple-A Portland.

Sikorski, who was designated for assignment July 17, appeared in 13 games for the Padres, going 1-1 with a 5.65 ERA (9 ER/14.1 IP). Prior to having his contract purchased on May 31, he appeared in 22 games for Triple-A Portland, going 2-3 with a 3.14 ERA (10 ER/28.2 IP) and seven saves. Sikorski, who recorded 44 strikeouts in his 28.2 innings of work with Portland, signed with the Padres as a free agent December 22, 2005 after spending his last five seasons in Japan (2001-05), going 21-20 with eight saves and a 3.51 ERA (151 ER/386.2 IP).

Originally selected by Houston in the fourth round of the 1995 First-Year Player Draft, Sikorski has a career 2-4 record with a 5.71 ERA (33 ER/52.0 IP) in parts of two Major League seasons with the Texas Rangers (2000) and Padres (2006). Over parts of eight minor league seasons, Sikorski is 62-55 with a 4.03 ERA (430 ER/961.0 IP) and 791 strikeouts.

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