Kip Wells delivers a pitch at Busch Stadium Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Kip Wells To Make First Major League start Since 2009

Veteran pitcher Kip Wells has been summoned from Triple-A Tucson to make the start tonight against his hometown Astros.

Wells gets the start in place of Anthony Bass, who went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday Morning with an inflamed right shoulder.

Wells, a  35-year-old right hander, will be the 13th different starter this season for the injury -plagued Padres, who optioned infielder Andy Parrino to Triple-A Tucson to make room on the roster for Wells.

Wells hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2009 with the Cincinnati Reds.


In seven starts with Triple-A Tucson, Wells went 1-4 with a 4.97 ERA.  He had an 8.22 ERA in his last three starts, earning a loss in all three games.

Wells’ pitching repertoire features a fastball, slider and changeup

The journeyman pitcher owns a career 67-99 record in the Majors with a 4.71 ERA over parts of 11 Major League seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals,Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds.


Tags: Andy Parrino Anthony Bass Kip Wells Padres Triple-A Tucson

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