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Indians deal again, send reliever Rzepczynski to Padres

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 26: Marc Rzepczynski #35 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the ninth inning of their game on July 26, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox defeated the Indians 2-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 26: Marc Rzepczynski #35 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the ninth inning of their game on July 26, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox defeated the Indians 2-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The Indians have made their third trade this week, sending left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte.

Rzepczynski went 2-3 with a 4.43 ERA in 45 games this season. Earlier this week, the Indians, who recently lost six straight games and fell back in the AL wild-card race, dealt outfielder David Murphy to the Angels and sent slugger Brandon Moss to St. Louis.

The 26-year-old Almonte has split the season between San Diego and Triple-A El Paso, batting .275 with four homers, 35 RBIs and 11 steals in 61 games in the minors. He has spent two stints in the majors, batting .204 in 31 games. The 5-foot-9, switch-hitting center fielder began his career after signing with the Yankees in 2005.

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Rzepczynski joined the Indians in 2013, coming over in a trade with St. Louis. He appeared in 73 games last season.