Padres Designate Four For Assignment

The Padres announced that they have designated right-handed pitchers Brad Brach and Miles Mikolas, left-handed pitcher Jose De Paula, and outfielder Jaff Decker for assignment.  The move creates room on the 40-man roster for right-handed pitchers Donn Roach and Keyvius Sampson, left-handed pitcher Juan Oramas, and the newly-acquired Josh Johnson.

Brach, 27, posted a 3.19 ERA with 9.0 K/9 and 5.5 BB/9 in 33 outings last season for the Padres, following up on a year in which he logged 67 relief appearances.  Mikolas and Decker also have big league service time to their credit.

San Diego's 40-man roster is now at capacity.

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