The Padres announced on Tuesday that the club claimed pitcher Zach Lee off waivers from the Mariners.
Lee, 25, was traded by the Dodgers to the Mariners back in June for Chris Taylor. Between Triple-A Oklahoma City (Dodgers) and Tacoma (Mariners), Lee compiled an ugly 6.14 ERA with a 107/39 K/BB ratio in 148 innings.
Padres executive Logan White was with the Dodgers when the club selected Lee in the first round (28th overall) of the 2010 draft, which might have contributed to the Padres’ decision to claim Lee. The right-hander figures to serve as pitching depth in the Padres organization.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Orioles have signed reliever Logan Ondrusek to a one-year deal worth $650,000. The contract includes a team option for the 2018 season.
Ondrusek, 31, made only seven appearances for the Orioles in the second half this past season, yielding seven runs on nine hits with three walks and four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. In the year and a half prior, Ondrusek pitched in Japan.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Braves have signed pitcher John Danks to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Danks, 31, struggled in his first four starts with the White Sox this past season before being released in mid-May. Danks owns a 4.92 ERA in 97 starts since the start of the 2012 season. He’s been bothered by shoulder issues for years.
The Braves have quite a bit of competition at the back of their starting rotation. Danks more likely could pitch out of the bullpen or provide depth at Triple-A.