Padres get RHP Kloess from Chisox for OF Tekotte
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP)
The 27-year-old Kloess was a combined 6-3 with a 2.69 ERA for Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte this year. He struck out 70 in 73 2-3 innings.
Tekotte, 25, was designated for assignment Friday. A third-round draft pick in 2008, he hit .163 (8 for 49) in 30 games for the Padres during the past two seasons. Tekotte batted .243 with two homers and nine RBIs in 89 games this year at Triple-A Tucson.
The trade was announced Wednesday.