San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Diego Padres bolstered their
bullpen by acquiring right-hander Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees in
exchange for right-hander Johnny Barbato.
The Padres designated pitcher Keyvius Sampson for assignment to make room for
Kelley on the 40-man roster.
Kelley went 3-6 with four saves, a 4.53 ERA and 67 strikeouts against 20 walks
over 59 relief appearances last season for the Yankees.
In five big league seasons with Seattle and New York, he has a 17-17 record
with four saves and a 3.94 ERA.
Barbato, 22, played in 27 games with Double-A San Antonio in 2014, going 2-2
with 16 saves and a 2.87 ERA.