Padre Manager Bud Black looks at his new starting pitcher, James Shields, at a FanFest forum.

The San Diego Padres added pitching help on Monday by trading for four-year veteran Dan Straily, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

Straily, sent from the Houston Astros, only pitched 16.2 innings in 2015, earning a 5.40 era and 14 strikeouts.

Straily has seen limited action with the Astros and the Chicago Cubs after jumping into the league with the Oakland Athletics in 2012.

His best year came in 2013, when Straily went 10-8 in 152.1 innings with 124 strikeouts and a 1.24 WHIP.

Straily came to the Padres in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz, who joined the Padres on a minor league contract in November.

Kratz, 35, has spent six seasons with four different MLB teams, hitting .218 with 23 home runs and 69 rbis.

During spring training this year, Kratz hit .240 with one home run in 17 games.

Straily is expected to start the season in the bullpen, but it is unknown whether he will make his way into the starting rotation.

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