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Padres claim Stults off waivers from White Sox

SAN DIEGO -- While the Padres were remodeling their middle infield on Thursday, they also picked up another left-handed pitcher.

The Padres claimed Eric Stults off waivers from the White Sox. Stults is expected to join the team on Friday, and the Padres will make a corresponding move to put him on the roster.

Stults, 32, allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings in two appearances, including one start, with the White Sox this season. He gave up two runs, struck out four and walked four in six innings in a start against the Indians on May 7.

Stults is 8-10 with a 4.84 ERA in 43 games, including 25 starts, over parts of six Major League seasons with the Dodgers (2006-09), Rockies (2011) and White Sox (2012).

Padres manager Bud Black didn't specify what role Stults will have. The Padres currently have three left-handers in their bullpen.

"I've seen him in the bullpen. I've seen him start," Black said. "He's versatile.

"He's been around the block a little bit. He's a guy we have good reports on in our scouting system. He's another guy when one door closes another one opened up."

SAN DIEGO -- While the Padres were remodeling their middle infield on Thursday, they also picked up another left-handed pitcher.

The Padres claimed Eric Stults off waivers from the White Sox. Stults is expected to join the team on Friday, and the Padres will make a corresponding move to put him on the roster.

Stults, 32, allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings in two appearances, including one start, with the White Sox this season. He gave up two runs, struck out four and walked four in six innings in a start against the Indians on May 7.

Stults is 8-10 with a 4.84 ERA in 43 games, including 25 starts, over parts of six Major League seasons with the Dodgers (2006-09), Rockies (2011) and White Sox (2012).

Padres manager Bud Black didn't specify what role Stults will have. The Padres currently have three left-handers in their bullpen.

"I've seen him in the bullpen. I've seen him start," Black said. "He's versatile.

"He's been around the block a little bit. He's a guy we have good reports on in our scouting system. He's another guy when one door closes another one opened up."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.