Padres Designate Mike Ekstrom For Assignment

The Padres designated reliever Mike Ekstrom for assignment to make room for Jon Garland, tweets's Corey Brock.  Ekstrom, 26, was done in by hits and home runs allowed in an 18.3-inning big league stint last year.  At Triple A, he had a 1.73 ERA, 6.2 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9 in 62.3 innings.  Ekstrom was designated for assignment once before, in April of '09.

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