Padres Claim Luis Perdomo

According to's Corey Brock and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Padres claimed pitcher Luis Perdomo off waivers from the Giants today.  Perdomo, a Rule 5 pick from the Cardinals, was designated for assignment by the Giants a few days ago.  Perdomo will turn 25 soon; he'll try to make the jump from Double A to the Majors.

Perdomo was the Cardinals' return from the Indians for Anthony Reyes last summer.  Baseball America says he throws 93-95 with an "average-to-plus slider."

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