Padres land Ludwick from Cards at Deadline

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    Two days after adding six-time All-Star infielder Miguel Tejada, the San Diego Padres struck again, adding another significant piece to their lineup.

    The Padres, in a three-way deal with the Indians and Cardinals, landed outfielder Ryan Ludwick from St. Louis on Saturday.

    The Padres are sending right-handed pitching prospect Corey Kluber to the Indians. Kluber is 6-6 with a 3.45 ERA this season with Double-A San Antonio. Kluber was a fourth-round Draft pick in 2007.

    The Padres are also sending left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood, a 14th-round pick in 2009, to the Cardinals. Greenwood is 4-4 with a 4.15 ERA with Class A Fort Wayne.

    Ludwick, who is making $5.45 million this season and is arbitration-eligible, is hitting .281 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs.

    Ludwick, who pegs as a right fielder, could make in upwards of $6-7 million next season.

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