PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - The San Diego Padres added two right-handers, agreeing to a minor league contract with Shawn Hill and acquiring Luke Gregerson from St. Louis to complete the deal that sent shortstop Khalil Greene to the Cardinals.
Hill was released by Washington on Wednesday. He went 1-5 with a 5.83 ERA in 12 starts for the Nationals in 2008.
Gregerson was 7-6 with a 3.35 ERA and 10 saves for AA Springfield last season.
Also, the Padres optioned six players to AAA Portland on Monday, including right-hander Josh Geer, who had been competing for a spot in the rotation.
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