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.