The Padres announced that they have designated pitcher Fautino De Los Santos for assignment. The move creates roster space which will allow Double-A hurler Burch Smith to be called up to the varsity squad.
De Los Santos, 27, has 40 big league games to his credit with the A's where he posted a 4.21 ERA with 11.4 K/9 and 5.0 BB/9. Over three seasons at the Triple-A level, the right-hander has a 4.65 ERA with 10.7 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9. De Los Santos is no stranger to the waiver process and came to the Padres in February when he was cut loose by the Brewers.