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Cards Add Shortstop/Redbird traded to Padres

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals addressed one of their

major offseason concerns, acquiring shortstop Khalil Greene from

the Padres.

The trade announced Thursday sent minor league pitchers Mark

Worrell of the Memphis Redbirds, and a prospect to be named to San Diego. Neither of the

prospects were on the 40-man roster.

The 29-year-old Greene hit just .213 with 10 home runs last

year, and struck out 100 times in 105 games. But in 2007, he had 27

homers, 44 doubles and 97 RBIs. He is a career .248 hitter with 84

homers in five-plus seasons, all with San Diego.

Greene is also considered a good defensive player, with just 28

errors over the past three seasons. He replaces Cesar Izturis,

whose contract was not renewed.

The deal comes a day after the Cardinals dealt with another

significant need, signing left-hander Trever Miller to a one-year

contract. That deal had been held up after a physical revealed a

shoulder injury.

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