ESPN is reporting that Baltimore has agreed to send P Sidney Ponson to San Diego in exchange for 1B Phil Nevin.

Nevin can veto the deal as part of his limited no-trade clause (already exercised a couple of years back when the Padres tried to send him to the Reds for Ken Griffey Jr.), but perhaps the Orioles will offer some financial inducement.

The proposed AJ Burnett / Mike Lowell trade to Baltimore is said to be deader than Ken Wahl’s career.

San Diego has also completed a trade for Reds 3B Joe Randa, in exchange for RHP prospect Justin Germano (above) and righty Travis Chick, a move that coincides with Sean Burroughs being demoted to Portland.