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San Diego Padres News and Notes: Team Acquires Infielder Kyle Phillips

DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 7: Catcher Kyle Phillips #31 of the Toronto Blue Jays at batting practice against the Detroit Tigers  March 7, 2010 at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Todd KaufmannSenior Writer IJune 25, 2010

While the San Diego Padres are locked in a scoreless battle with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night, I figured we'd get an update on the team as they made what I would call a minor move earlier today.

According to Jordan Bastian of, via Twitter , the Padres acquired catcher/infielder Kyle Phillips from the Blue Jays for a player to be named later.

Phillips was said to be stuck behind several other players on Toronto's depth chart, and it will also be a homecoming for him as he was born in San Diego.

It's not yet known where he'll fit in with the Padres or perhaps where they'll play him, but with Chase Headley struggling over the past week and a half, I wouldn't be surprised to see Phillips spell Headley at third from time to time as well as Everth Cabrera at shortstop.

Not much else going on in the way of trades for the Padres, and the team's front office has kept their cards close to the vest and not revealed which way they're prepared to go.

Jed Hoyer is, undoubtedly, doing his due diligence where the team is concerned, but we may not know what the team is going to do until the final hour of the deadline—just like last year where they shocked every Padre fan by dealing Jake Peavy to the White Sox for Clayton Richard and a few other players.

Stay tuned as we'll bring you all the goings on with the Padres, the latest rumors, and any breaking news and trades that may come up with the team.

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