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Padres acquire lefty Brian Tallet in trade with Pirates

Apr 8, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT

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Lefty reliever Brian Tallet is again on the move.

As reported late Saturday night by MLB.com beat writer Corey Brock, the Padres acquired the 34-year-old southpaw from the Pirates in a trade.

Pittsburgh will either get cash considerations in return from the Friars or a player to be named later.

In a span of nine months, Tallet has been with the Cardinals, Blue Jays, Bucs and now Padres. The Oklahoma City native has a 4.79 career ERA in over 240 major-league appearances. He will function as organizational relief depth this year for San Diego.

  1. hotkarlsandwich - Apr 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Someone wanted a reason to post this amazing picture

    • Drew Silva - Apr 8, 2012 at 12:20 PM

      Pretty much.

  2. pisano - Apr 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Another blockbuster move by sports cheapest organization.

    • ptfu - Apr 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM

      Are you referring to the Padres or the Pirates?

  3. bmoreballers - Apr 8, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Theres no way that guy is only 34

  4. genericcommenter - Apr 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    He manages to look both much older and much younger than 34 at the same time.

  5. humanexcrement - Apr 8, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Tallet looks like he belongs on a Topps 1986 baseball card, preferably in one of those old White Sox Uniforms. The old Brewers logo would work, too.

    • hotkarlsandwich - Apr 8, 2012 at 4:21 PM

      Maybe the White Sox with Shorts uniforms http://mopupduty.com/worst-uniforms-chicago-white-sox-shorts-1976/

    • xmatt0926x - Apr 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      Damn excrement, you stole my thunder. That’s exactly what that picture reminded me of. I miss those old cards with the thick-legged white guys with the mullets and cheesy mustaches.

    • koreanfandeath - Apr 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM

      The first thing I thought when I saw that picture was, when did the Cardinals get Frank Viola from the 80’s Twins?

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