PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 21: Ryan Ludwick #36 of the Pittsburgh Pirates high fives pitching coach Gregg Ritchie after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on September 21, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune says that the Padres might just take cash from the Bucs to complete the Ryan Ludwick trade, rather than grabbing a player to be named later. Not that we thought it would be otherwise, but this looks like evidence that, if the Pirates do give up a player, it won't be a prospect.
Also, he notes that the Padres might pursue Paul Maholm.
Via MLB Trade Rumors.