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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25:  Zach Lee #51 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 25, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Padres claim Zach Lee off waivers from the Mariners

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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.

Orioles sign Logan Ondrusek to a one-year deal

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Logan Ondrusek #66 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers a pitch during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 29, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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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.

Braves sign John Danks to a minor league deal

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28: Starting pitcher John Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox works the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 28, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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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.