The Padres have designated left-handed pitcher Alex Hinshaw for assignment, the club announced via press release.
Hinshaw, 30 in October, posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 28 innings of relief work for the Friars this season. The lefty logged a strong strikeout rate of 11.6 K/9 but struggled with his control (6.4 BB/9). Prior to pitching for San Diego this season, he last appeared in the big leagues with the Giants in 2009.
In a corresponding 40-man roster move, the Padres selected left-hander Tom Layne from Double-A San Antonio.