Aug 17, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf (59) pauses between pitches as sweat drips from the bill of his cap during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The San Diego Padres made a number of roster moves last night, adding four players to the active roster and removing two others. The club designated right-hander Ross Ohlendorf and catcher Eddy Rodriguez for assignment, recalled right-hander Brad Boxberger and infielder Andy Parrino, purchased the contract of catcher Ali Solis, and activated right-hander Anthony Bass from the disabled list:
The Padres signed Ohlendorf to a minor league contract in June after a series of injuries severely depleted the team's starting rotation depth. The 30-year-old right-hander made nine mid-season starts and thirteen appearances overall for the Padres, posting a 7.77 ERA and 7.2 K/9 in forty-eight and two-thirds innings. Ohlendorf spent the last month at Triple-A.
Rodriguez, 26, appeared in two games for the Padres this season, collecting a home run in seven plate appearances for his first and only major league hit thus far. The Cuban catcher spent most of the year at high Single-A and Triple-A, where he hit just .217/.264/.373 with fourteen home runs in one hundred one games.
The 24-year-old Boxberger is making his fourth stint in the club's bullpen this season. The powerful rookie right-hander owns a 3.52 ERA and 11.7 K/9 in fifteen and a third major league innings so far this year. Boxberger has dominated the PCL this season, posting a 2.70 ERA and 12.9 K/9 in thirty-seven appearances, and looks a be a big part of San Diego's bullpen going forward.
Parrino spent the first two months of the season with the Padres, splitting time between second and shortstop, before going down with a hand injury in June. The 26-year-old switch-hitter has found success with the bat at all levels in the minors but has yet to translate that into big league success. In over one hundred plate appearances on the season, Parrino is hitting just .174/.276/.250 with a single home run.
Solis, 24, gets his first crack at the big leagues after putting together a solid season at Double-A. The young catcher from just across the border in Mexicali, Mexico, hit .283/.307/.419 with six home runs in eighty-nine games.
Bass, who has been on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation/soreness since late June, has a 4.70 ERA in fourteen starts on the season. It is unclear where Bass immediately fits back into the Padres rotation, but it is likely he will make at least a few starts.