Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego reports that the Padres have signed pitcher Daniel McCutchen to a minor league deal.
McCutchen, 32, is now with his sixth organization. He spent 2014 with the Rangers and White Sox before becoming a free agent in November. He made one relief appearance in the majors for the Rangers in April, allowing three runs (two earned) in 2 1/3 innings.
The right-hander spent most of his season at Triple-A Round Rock (Rangers) and Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox), posting a combined 8.13 ERA with a 72/23 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings.
Lin provided this interesting note on McCutchen on Twitter:
Fun story: In 2012, Daniel McCutchen gave AJ Burnett his No. 34. In return, Burnett set up college fund for McCutchen’s then-unborn daughter
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) January 15, 2015