LOS ANGELES -- The Padres signed relief pitcher Mike Koplove to a Minor League contract on Tuesday and assigned him to Triple-A Portland. Koplove, a right-hander, is 15-7 with a 3.82 ERA in 222 games over seven seasons in the Major Leagues. He appeared in 22 games this season for Triple-A Tacoma, the top affiliate for the Mariners. Koplove, 33, had his best season in 2002 with the D-backs when he was 6-1 with a 3.36 ERA in 55 games.
Koplove isn't on the 40-man roster.