July 21, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kip Wells (60) takes a deep breath during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Padres Dump Kip Wells


The Kip Wells experiment has come to an end. After Thursday’s loss in Cincinnati, the Padres designated Wells for assignment, ending his brief tenure in a Padres uniform. Wells got roughed up in his last outing as a Padre, allowing five runs in 4.1 innings against Cincinnati. The Padres selected the contract of Cory Burns from AAA Tucson.

Wells, who is 35, went 2-4 with a 4.58 ERA in seven starts for the Padres. He had more walks (20) than he did strikeouts (19) in his 37.1 innings of work. Wells signed a minor league contract with the Padres on May 8, and was only expected to provide minor league depth. Injuries necessitated his presence in San Diego.

Wells has a career record of 69-103, in parts of 12 Major League seasons. According to Baseball reference, he has made over $17 million in his career.

The Padres announced that Eric Stults will take Wells’ place in the rotation.

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