The Padres announced that right-hander Kyle Tyler has been claimed off waivers from the Red Sox. To open up space on San Diego’s roster, righty James Norwood has been designated for assignment.
It has been a whirlwind week for Tyler, who is now playing for his third different organization in the last four days. Tyler was designated by the Angels on March 19 when the Halos needed a 40-man roster spot for Ryan Tepera, and then after the Red Sox claimed Tyler on Tuesday, they DFA’ed him again on Thursday to claim Ralph Garza from the Twins in another waiver move.
Tyler is now headed back to SoCal, this time in a Padres uniform. The 25-year-old has worked almost equally as a starter and as a reliever over his 232 1/3 career minor league innings, so Tyler gives the Padres yet another option on a roster that is now quite loaded with rotation depth, even if there are plenty of injury questions. Tyler has a 3.25 ERA, 23.2% strikeout rate, and 7.4% walk rate over 232 1/3 innings as a minor leaguer, and he posted a 2.92 ERA over 12 1/3 MLB innings last season, in his first taste of big league action.
Norwood has pitched 27 innings spread over 28 games in the last four Major League seasons, with a 3.67 ERA to show for his brief time in The Show. Norwood has a 13.1% walk rate in that small sample size in the majors, continuing the control problems that have been a thorn in his side for much of his minor league career (in the Cubs and Padres organizations).
On the plus side, Norwood’s strikeout totals have been on the rise over the last few years, and he has an impressive 34.2% strikeout rate over 120 innings at the Triple-A level. That’s a number that could get another team’s attention on the waiver wire, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Norwood claimed before his DFA period is up.
This is it boys. This is the move that gets us into the World Series.
Oh Boy Here We Go
So you’re saying…..PRINT THE WORLD SERIES TICKETS NOW?
Oliver Drake 2.0 in Kyle Tyler? He’s already been claimed like 4 times since the lockout ended lol
Happened plenty of times before them. First two that come to mind are Alex Castellanos and David Rollins.
Yeah I know (how could I forget Mets legend Alex Castellanos), I just mentioned Drake because he’s the most famous of them as he holds the record for most teams played for in a season
GL Norwood, we hardly knew ya
May not get claimed than he shall see the hallowed halls of EP
It’s that time of the pre-season. Sludge merchant’s unite!
(Shades of the ol’ gunslinger, Kevin Towers, RIP).
Lots of waivers, releases, acquisitions happen at this time of year, as teams trim their rosters. It can be a fun time, if you’re the type that loves things like Halo jumps into a violent sea on a moonless night. For fans on teams looking for serious help, ahh, more like a frustrating exercise in futility.
Very good claim for the Padres,Now another claim Matt Beaty,
Beaty is good enough that most teams should put in a claim on him. Someone else with higher waiver priority is going to put in a claim.
Ultimately seems like a trade situation because some team is going to be willing to give up something up to acquire him.
Tyler is a good claim. The Angels used him as a long reliever and he was a swing man in the minors with 32 of his 60 appearances being as a starter.
Love to see what he can do if they let him increase the usage of his slider.
3 teams in 1 week. He should just stay in Motel 6 room until the dust settles.
Will he actually get a uniform? Wonder if he gets waived when we trade for a LEFT FIELDER?