CHICAGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Tucson and have optioned left-handed pitcher Robbie Erlin to Triple-A Tucson. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.
Boxberger, 24, has made 10 relief appearances with Tucson this season, going 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA (6 ER, 13.0 IP) with 19 strikeouts. He made his Major League debut with the Padres last season, appearing in 24 games with San Diego during four stints with the club. He recorded 33 strikeouts against 18 walks in his 24 games overall, posting 10.7 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and a .222 (22-for-99) opponent batting average while holding right-handed hitters to a .208 (11-for-53) average and lefties to a .239 (11-for-46) average for San Diego. Boxberger was acquired from Cincinnati along with RHP Edinson Volquez, INF Yonder Alonso and C Yasmani Grandal in exchange for RHP Mat Latos, December 17, 2011
Erlin, 22, appeared in two games for the Padres after being selected from Tucson on April 24, allowing two runs in 2.0 innings including his Major League debut on Tuesday against the Cubs. With Triple-A Tucson, he has made three starts, going 2-0 with a 4.73 ERA (7 ER/13.1 IP). The southpaw was acquired by the Padres from the Texas Rangers along with right-hander Joe Wieland in exchange for right-hander Mike Adams on July, 31 2011. Over parts of five minor league seasons in the Rangers (2009-11) and Padres (2011-13) organizations, he has gone 20-10 with a 2.73 ERA (103 ER/340.0 IP) and 378 strikeouts against just 57 walks in 74 games, 59 starts.