The Padres re-claimed Cesar Carrillo, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock (on Twitter). They designated Craig Italiano for assignment to make room for Carrillo, who was also recently designated for assignment by the Padres. The Phillies claimed the right-hander when he became available but they had to create roster space yesterday, so they designated Carrillo for assignment.
The Padres selected Carrillo in the first round of the 2005 draft, but he isn’t having much success in the minors. In 27 Triple A starts this year (none in the Philadelphia organization), Carrillo has a 5.60 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9. The 26-year-old debuted on last year’s Padres team but has not returned to the majors in 2010.
This mirrors what happened between the Indians and Rockies a month ago. The Rockies claimed Wes Hodges from the Indians and lost him when Cleveland claimed him back two days later.
this makes no sense
Literally the exact same thing I was going to say.
booo I liked Italiano and Carrillo is garbage
I played with Italiano and Paul Kelly (twins) in high school (they were drafted 53 and 54 overall respectively) and both have had careers bogged by injuries.
I think we can assume that the Padres were trying to sneak Carillo through, and Indians were trying to sneak Hodges through. Their plan was foiled when someone went and claimed them. Their plan worked when those teams said “never mind.”