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Astros nab Padres lefty Wolf for minor league pitcher

Updated: July 23, 2008, 1:21 PM ET
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The Houston Astros were engaged in serious discussions to acquire veteran left-hander Randy Wolf of the San Diego Padres. As it turns out, the Astros got their man.

To land Wolf, the Astros sent minor league right-handed pitcher Chad Reineke to the Padres. By making the trade, the Padres saved $3.7 million.

Wolf, 31, is 6-10 with a 4.74 ERA this season. He began his career with the Philadelphia Phillies -- the former employer of Ed Wade, the current general manager for the ...

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