December 19, 2006

Ryan Klesko


Career statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
Teams | Atlanta (1992-99), Padres (2000-06), Giants (07)

How he was acquired | The Padres traded Wally Joyner, Reggie Sanders and Quilvio Veras to Atlanta for Klesko, Bret Boone and Jason Shiell on Dec. 22, 1999.
How he left | Klesko signed as a free agent with the Giants on Dec. 19, 2006.

Player most similar to | David Justice
Career year (2001) 30 home runs, 113 RBIs, .286 batting average, .384 on-base percentage, .539 slugging percentage, 105 runs.

RESUME
• All-Star (2001)

November 8, 2006

Bud Black



Contract status | Black signed a three-year extension on July 19, 2010, with team options for 2014 and 2015. The Padres exercised the 14-15 options on Nov. 19, 1992.

Record | Baseball-Reference.com

Resume | Padres manager (2007-present), Angels pitching coach (2000-06), Cleveland, special assistant to the general manager (1996-97, 99)

Awards | NL Manager of the Year (2010)

Managers for whom he played | Rene Lachemann (1981), Dick Howser (82-86), Mike Ferraro (86), Billy Gardner (87), John Wathan (87-88), Doc Edwards (88-89), John Hart (89), John McNamara (90), Cito Gaston (90), Roger Craig (91-92), Dusty Baker (93-94), Mike Hargrove (95)


Career statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
Teams | Mariners (1981), Royals (82-88), Cleveland (88-90), Blue Jays (90), Giants (91-94), Cleveland (95)

Pitches | 1. Fastball (84-88) 2. Slider 3. Curve 4. Change

Players most similar to | Larry Gura, Ross Grimsley
Career year (1984) 17-12, 3.12 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 64 walks in 257 innings.

January 6, 2006

Adrian Gonzalez



Career statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
Teams | Rangers (2004-05), Padres (06-10), Red Sox (11-12), Dodgers (12-present)

How he was acquired | The Padres traded Adam Eaton, Akinori Otsuka and Billy Killian to the Rangers for Gonzalez, Chris Young and Terrmel Sledge on Jan. 6, 2006.
How he left | The Padres traded Gonzalez to the Red Sox for Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes and player to be named later (Eric Patterson) on Dec. 6, 2010.

Player most similar to | Justin Morneau
Career year (2009) 40 home runs, 99 RBIs, .277 batting average, .407 on-base percentage, .551 slugging percentage, 119 walks.

RESUME
• Top 10 in MVP voting (2010-11, 14)
• Four-time All-Star (2008-11)
• Four Gold Glove awards (2008-09, 11, 14)

LEAGUE LEADER
• RBIs (2014)
• Hits (2011)
• Walks (2009)
• Games played (2008)