The Padres have claimed pitcher Paul Clemens off waivers from the Marlins, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports.
Clemens, 28, made a pair of starts for the Marlins last week, but the results weren’t good. He yielded seven runs on 11 hits and eight walks with six strikeouts in 10 innings. Five of those 11 hits were home runs. Clemens has spent most of the season with Triple-A New Orleans, where he posted a 4.30 ERA with a 66/25 K/BB ratio in 75 1/3 innings.
It’s unclear exactly how the Padres plan to use Clemens, but he will at the very least provide starting rotation depth.