SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have signed left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler to a Major League contract, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room on the active 28-man roster, right-hander Shaun Anderson was optioned to Triple-A El Paso.
The 35-year-old southpaw went 2-1 with a 4.96 ERA (25 ER, 45.1 IP), 1.24 WHIP and 56 strikeouts over 46 games (five starts) this season with the Miami Marlins. In his 41 relief appearances, he posted a 2.87 ERA (12 ER, 37.2 IP) while holding opposing batters to a .196 (27-for-138) average. Detwiler began the season with a 0.96 ERA (1 ER, 9.1 IP) in April and did not allow a run over his final 10 appearances (8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 11 SO) with the Marlins before being designated for assignment on September 7th.
Originally selected by the Washington Nationals in the 1st round of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Missouri State University, the 13-year Major League veteran has a 29-49 career record with a 4.58 ERA (366 ER, 718.2 IP) and 471 strikeouts in 270 games (100 starts) between the Nationals (2007, 2009-14), Texas Rangers (2015), Atlanta Braves (2015), Cleveland Indians (2016), Oakland Athletics (2016), Seattle Mariners (2018), Chicago White Sox (2019-20) and Marlins (2021).
Detwiler will wear No. 45.