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DALLAS (AP) -- Third baseman Sean Burroughs was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Wednesday for right-hander Dewon Brazelton.

 

The 25-year-old Burroughs, the son of 1974 AL MVP Jeff Burroughs, has a .282 career average in four major league seasons but slumped badly this year. He was sent to the minor leagues in July to work on his swing; he came back 5 1/2 weeks later and finished with a .250 average, one homer and 17 RBIs.

 

The ninth selection in the 1998 draft, Burroughs batted .298 with two homers and 47 RBIs in 2004.

 

Brazelton, 25, was 1-8 with a 7.61 ERA in eight starts and 12 relief appearances. Tampa Bay's opening-day starter this year, Brazelton was he third pick overall in the 2001 amateur draft.

 

"This is a classic change of scenery trade involving two former No. 1 draft picks that are still young players with tremendous upsides," Devil Rays executive vice president Andrew Friedman said.

 

Brazelton has an 8-23 career record with a 5.98 ERA in 41 starts and 13 relief appears during four big league seasons.

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