Posted: Tue November 26, 2013 2:20PM; Updated: Tue November 26, 2013 2:20PM

Trade roundup: Padres make minor deals with Pirates, Orioles

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Jaff Decker
Jaff Decker played just 13 games for the Padres in 2013.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Alex Dickerson.

Decker hit .286 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 105 games with Triple-A Tucson in 2013. He also went 4 for 26 with a homer and two RBI in 13 games with the Padres. Mikolas went 4-2 with 26 saves for Tucson this year and made two scoreless appearances for San Diego.

Dickerson was selected the Eastern League Rookie of the Year after hitting .288 with 17 home runs and 68 RBIs with Double-A Altoona.

To make room for Decker and Mikolas on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones and right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson for assignment.

Orioles land Brach from San Diego

BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles have acquired right-handed reliever Brad Brach from the San Diego Padres for a minor league pitcher.

The 27-year-old Brach had a 3.19 ERA in 33 games last season with the Padres, striking out 31 in 31 innings. In three seasons with San Diego, Brach went 3-6 with a 3.70 ERA over 109 appearances.

San Diego gets right-hander Devin Jones in Monday's trade. The 23-year-old Jones was 5-7 with a 5.64 ERA in 25 starts this year with Class A Frederick and Double-A Bowie.

Jones was selected by Baltimore in the ninth round of the 2011 amateur draft out of Mississippi State.

In another move Monday, the Orioles claimed infielder Cord Phelps off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. Phelps batted .159 in 113 at-bats with Cleveland over the last three seasons.

A's get Abad from Nationals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Fernando Abad from Washington on Monday and sent Class A outfielder John Wooten to the Nationals.

Abad could help bolster a talented bullpen that has likely has lost closer Grant Balfour in free agency, with the ninth-inning spot expected to be filled from within by Sean Doolittle or Ryan Cook. General manager Billy Beane and manager Bob Melvin believe they have the options in-house to close out games for the two-time reigning AL West champion A's.

The 27-year-old Abad, who was designated for assignment last Wednesday, went 0-3 with a 3.35 ERA in 39 appearances for the Nationals last season. He spent 2010-12 with the Houston Astros and has a career record of 1-14 with a 4.56 ERA in 127 outings.

Wooten batted .257 with 20 home runs and 69 RBIs for Class A Beloit this year. He was a 37th-round selection by Oakland in the 2012 amateur draft out of East Carolina. The Nationals said he won't be added to their 40-man roster but will join the club's minor league system.

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