Padres Place Pitcher On Waivers After 2 Strong Seasons With Team

The San Diego Padres have made the decision to designate right-handed pitcher Nabil Crismatt for assignment.

This move comes after Crismatt struggled in the bullpen, posting a high 10.80 ERA before landing on the injured list due to a hip strain.

Despite his recent difficulties, the 28-year-old has been strong for the Padres in previous seasons, boasting a combined 3.39 ERA, with 136 strikeouts across 148.2 innings and 95 appearances over the past two years.

Crismatt began his major league career with the Cardinals in 2020 and signed a minor league deal with the Padres in 2021.

With a week to trade him or pass him through waivers, there is a chance he may attract interest from other teams based on his previous performances.

If he passes through unclaimed, Crismatt also has the option to elect free agency.

The Padres originally made this move to reinstate right-hander Seth Lugo from the injured list, further affecting their bullpen roster. Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports