The Padres announced that they have designated right-handed pitcher Josh Martin for assignment. In a related move, San Diego has selected the contract of infielder/outfielder Adam Rosales. The Padres now have 39 players on the 40-man roster.
Martin, 26, first entered the league as a tenth-round pick of the Indians in the 2012 draft. Last year, Martin ascended to Double-A Akron and pitched to a 3.07 ERA with 10.7 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9. This year, he found his way to the Padres but could not stick on their Opening Day roster.
Rosales, 33 in May, inked a minor league deal with the Padres in January. He’ll make $800K in the majors, Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego tweets.
To keep up with Martin and many more players in DFA limbo, keep an eye on MLBTR’s handy DFA Tracker.