The Padres said Saturday that they traded catcher Nick Hundley to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for left-handed pitcher Troy Patton.

The Padres also sent cash to the Orioles in the trade.

Nick Hundley in a 2009 community appearance for the Padres. Photo credit:

According to, the Orioles sought Hundley, 30, because of an elbow injury suffered by the team’s regular catcher Matt Wieters.

Hundley hit .271 with one home run and three RBIs in 33 games with the Padres this year. He has hit .238 in a seven-year career, all spent with the Padres.

“Hundley is a proven veteran catcher,” Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette shared in a text with “[He] handles pitchers well and has power to stabilize [the] team.”

Patton, 28, has a 0-1 record and an 8.10 ERA with five strikeouts and four walks in nine relief appearances with the Orioles in 2014. He was on the restricted list until May 1. He has been with the Orioles for five years.