Cardinals, Padres complete Greene trade

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals send minor league pitcher Luke Gregerson to San Diego to complete the December trade for shortstop Khalil Greene.

The move was announced Monday.

Gregerson is a 24-year-old right-hander drafted in the 28th round by St. Louis in 2006. Last season he was 7-6 with 10 saves and a 3.35 earned run average in 57 appearances at AA Springfield, all in relief.

Gregerson is the player-to-be-named in the deal that sent right-hander Mark Worrell to San Diego for Greene.

The Padres announced Friday that Worrell will undergo surgery on his pitching elbow and is expected to miss the entire season.

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