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Mets send Brad Wieck to Padres to complete Alex Torres trade

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The lefty was the player to be named later.

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The Mets completed the March 30 trade with San Diego that brought left-hander Alex Torres to New York by sending minor league left-handed pitcher Brad Wieck to the Padres. Wieck was the Mets' seventh round selection in the 2014 Major League Baseball Rule 4 draft out of Oklahoma City University.

Wieck debuted out of the bullpen last season with short-season Single-A Brooklyn and went 1-1 with a 1.40 ERA, a .181 batting average allowed, and 39 strikeouts in 25.2 innings. This year, in ten starts for Single-A Savannah, the six-foot, nine-inch tall Wieck had a 3-5 record with a 3.21 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 56 innings.

The twenty-three-year-old Wieck will be assigned to the Padres' Single-A affiliate in Fort Wayne of the Midwest League. When the Mets and Padres made the Torres trade, players were not allowed to be traded for one full year after being drafted, hence the timing of the announcement by the Mets.