The Padres selected the contract of right-hander Kyle Tyler prior to today’s game with the Rockies. Righty Reiss Knehr was optioned to Triple-A in the corresponding move.
Tyler has become a familiar name on MLBTR’s pages in recent weeks, as he has been designated for assignment five times in less than three months, and claimed off waivers on four of those occasions. This flurry has seen Tyler go from the Angels, to the Red Sox, to the Padres, back to the Angels, and then finally back to San Diego for his latest stop.
All of these transactions have taken place without Tyler ever seeing any big league action, but the 25-year-old is now in line to follow up on his 2021 rookie season. Debuting with the Angels last year, Tyler posted a 2.92 ERA over 12 1/3 innings of relief work, with six strikeouts and walks apiece.
Working as both a starter and reliever over his minor league career, Tyler has a 3.40 ERA over 248 2/3 professional innings since Anaheim selected him in the 20th round of the 2018 draft. This includes a 5.51 ERA over 16 1/3 innings with Triple-A El Paso this season, though even beyond that small sample size, Tyler’s 2022 performance is understandably hard to gauge given all the starts and stops involved in his unusual season.
What is going on with this guy?
The dreaded Captain Potential strikes again. Waiting to see him actually pitch for the Pads
why put him through waivers and stash him in aaa just to select him to the active roster a week later?
I think with him being a COVID list addition they won’t have to run him through waivers again when Clev/Morejon are back.
Happy he gets to see the big leagues, but this is almost an inevitable DFA again lol
Ah man thought the angels were gonna claim him
Why ? 14 BB in 16 inn . Castillo should of been called up
Absolutely Castillo should have gotten the call.