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Padres acquire Todd Walker to play third

Updated: August 1, 2006, 9:32 AM ET
Associated Press

Todd Walker is about to find out how good of a third baseman he is.

And the San Diego Padres got through the non-waiver trade deadline Monday without parting with any relievers -- specifically setup man Scott Linebrink -- which general manager Kevin Towers thinks could help the Padres repeat as NL West champions.

The Padres acquired Walker from the Chicago Cubs to help out at third, which has been a weak link offensively. The Padres also got $350,000 in the deal and sent minor league ...

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