Trade roundup: Padres make minor deals with Pirates, Orioles
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.
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.
A's get Abad from 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.