Sources: Padres, Brad Hawpe near deal

Updated: December 23, 2010, 6:18 PM ET
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The San Diego Padres are on the verge of signing Brad Hawpe, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Thursday.

Hawpe, who will play first base for the Padres, hit .245 with nine homers and 44 RBIs last season, which he split between the Tampa Bay Rays and Colorado Rockies.

Hawpe was one of the cornerstones on the Rockies' 2007 NL championship team and a first-time All-Star last season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.