Update: The San Diego Padres officially announced the trade at 5:20 p.m.
Former A's starting pitcher Dan Straily is headed back to the West Coast, but this time in the National League instead of the American.
Straily, 27, has been traded by the Houston Astros to the San Diego Padres in exchange for veteran catcher Erik Kratz.
Selected by Oakland in the 24th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, Straily spent his first two-and-a-half years in the majors with the A's. He went 13-11 with a 4.11 ERA with the A's before being part of a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Cubs in the middle of the 2014 season.
Straily was traded with Addison Russell and Billy McKinney to the Cubs for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. He was then a part of another large trade in the offseason, as he was shipped to Houston with Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler.
In four big-league seasons, Straily owns a 13-13 record with a 4.60 ERA.
Kratz, 35, has been a journeyman in baseball. Making his major league debut at 30 years old, Kratz has been a backup behind the dish for four teams in six years.
Playing in only 16 total games between the Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies last season, Kratz hit .192/.214/.269 in 26 at-bats.
Source: Dan Straily heading to Padres in a deal that involves catcher.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) March 28, 2016
Source: Padres are trading Erik Kratz to Houston for Dan Straily. @EvanDrellich first mentioned Straily in deal.— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) March 29, 2016