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Padres add catching depth in trade with Royals

Padres add catching depth in trade with Royals

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres traded for catcher Adam Moore on Tuesday and promptly sent him to their Minor League camp.

Moore, 29, spent the past two seasons with the Royals organization. He appeared in a combined nine games in 2012-13 while spending the majority of each season in the Minor Leagues.

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"He's been around the Cactus League. He's a guy our scouts liked," said Padres manager Bud Black. "It's always nice to have some experienced catching in your Minor League system."

The Padres sent cash considerations or a player to be named to the Royals in the deal.

Moore comes to the Padres organization with a strong reputation as being a good catch-and-throw guy.

The team officially lost left-handed reliever Patrick Schuster, who was claimed on waivers by the Royals. Schuster was told Monday that he wasn't going to make the team's 25-man Opening Day roster.

Moore, who is a career .200 hitter in 271 plate appearances over five seasons in the Major Leagues, will head to Triple-A El Paso.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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