The Padres have designated right-hander Jeff Suppan for assignment, according to a team press release. The move will allow the club to recall catcher Yasmani Grandal from Triple-A Tucson.
Suppan, 37, has a 5.28 ERA with 2.1 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 30.2 innings of work this season. The veteran inked a minor league deal with San Diego in February in a deal that paid just $950K for his promotion to the varsity roster. Suppan spent 2011 with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate where he posted a 4.78 ERA with 5.1 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9.