Posted: Dec 24, 2010 9:41 PM by Jordan Mason
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two people with knowledge of the deal say the San Diego Padres have agreed to terms of a one-year contract with Brad Hawpe to play first base.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal is pending Hawpe passing a physical exam.
Hawpe will replace three-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox earlier this month. Hawpe has mostly been an outfielder in seven big league seasons, with a handful of starts at first base. He was released by Colorado in August and signed by Tampa Bay.
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