Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune held a chat today (h/t MLBTR), and a question was brought up about the San Diego Padres' return for Ryan Ludwick. The Pittsburgh Pirates received Ludwick for a player to be named later back in July, although the player has yet to be named. Center reports that he is hearing the Padres could opt for cash considerations in the deal.

Center also mentions that the Padres might be looking at Paul Maholm....

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