Padres Claim Nickle Off Waivers
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SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Right-hander Doug Nickle was claimed by the San Diego Padres off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
To make room on the 25-man roster, the Padres designated left-handed pitcher Jason Kershner for assignment.
Nickle, acquired by the Cardinals with Scott Rolen as part of a five-player trade July 29, had a 6.23 ERA in four big league games for Philadelphia earlier this season. He has just 12 major league appearances in parts of three seasons.
Kershner went 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA in 15 games out of the bullpen.