The Padres have signed pitcher Edwin Jackson, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune confirms Rosenthal’s report and clarifies that it is a minor league contract. As the Cubs are paying his $11 million salary, the Padres only owe him the pro-rated major league minimum salary, Rosenthal notes.
Jackson, 32, was released by the Marlins earlier this month after giving up seven runs on 13 hits and six walks with seven strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings of relief. He spent about a month on the disabled list between mid-April and mid-May due to a right triceps strain.
Jackson was solid as a reliever for the Cubs and Braves last season, but has mostly struggled in recent years. The Padres, though, have very little to lose by taking a flier on Jackson.
Update (9:16 PM ET): Aaaaaand it’s over. Just like that. Starlin Castro led off the eighth inning with a solo home run to left field. That ends the shutout bid as well, obviously.
Padres starter Chris Paddack has kept the Marlins hitless through seven innings on Wednesday evening in Miami. The right-hander has allowed two base runners on a throwing error and a walk while striking out seven on 82 pitches.
The Padres’ offense provided Paddack with three runs of support, all coming in the fourth on Greg Garcia‘s RBI single and a two-run home run by Austin Hedges.
Paddack, 23, entered Wednesday’s start carrying a 2.84 ERA with an 87/18 K/BB ratio across 82 1/3 innings in his rookie campaign.
Among all 30 teams, the Padres are the only one without a no-hitter. They came into the league in 1969. The Marlins were last victims of a no-hitter on September 28, 2014 when Jordan Zimmermann — then with the Nationals — accomplished the feat.