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Padres get Falu from Brewers on waiver wire

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MILWAUKEE -- The Padres claimed utility man Irving Falu off waivers from the Brewers on Thursday, opening a spot on Milwaukee's previously full roster.

"We're going to need a spot here shortly," said Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash, who declined to elaborate.

Falu went 0-for-10 during a brief stint with the Brewers this season but batted .306 with a .364 on-base percentage in 43 games at Triple-A Nashville while playing second base, third base and shortstop.

"It was certainly good for him, but I was a little surprised by it," Ash said, "given his status as a Minor League free agent [during the offseason] and that anybody could have had him. But everybody's situation has changed, and they had a need. We're well covered in that area."

Ash said infielder Hainley Statia would move from Double-A Huntsville to Nashville to fill Falu's utility role.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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