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.