It’s that time of year where major leagues clubs have to make decisions on who they want the protect from being taken in the Rule 5 Draft. And the Padres made some hard choices today.

Added were starting pitchers Josh Johnson, Donn Roach, Keyvius Sampson, and Juan Oramas.

Keyvius Sampson (Photo courtesy of madfriars.com)

Gone are 2B Dean Anna, relief pitchers Brad BrachMiles Mikolas, & Jose De Paula, and OF Jaff Decker.

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Anna announced via Twitter that he had been traded to the New York Yankees.

The Padres received Ben Paullus, a 24-year old relief pitcher who will likely start off his Padres career next season in Lake Elsinore.

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Corey Brock tweeted out some thoughts about the Padres moves today.

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In other news, Padres Prospects definitely had the tweet of the day today after the Padres tweeted out this photo:

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Oh, and Prince Fielder was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler. Meh.

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