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Padres select side-armer Cimber in ninth round

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Padres director of scouting Billy Gasparino called Adam Cimber's side-arm delivery "funky and unique" after San Diego selected him Friday in the ninth round (268th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft.

The University of San Francisco right-hander finished his senior season with a 6-3 record, a school-record nine saves and a 3.74 ERA. He struck out 59 batters in 53 innings, walking 11.

Padres director of scouting Billy Gasparino called Adam Cimber's side-arm delivery "funky and unique" after San Diego selected him Friday in the ninth round (268th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft.

The University of San Francisco right-hander finished his senior season with a 6-3 record, a school-record nine saves and a 3.74 ERA. He struck out 59 batters in 53 innings, walking 11.

His fastball sits around 90 mph and he also throws a slider, potentially projecting as a right-handed specialist.

Cimber is from Puyallup, Wash., and spent his first three seasons at the University of Washington before transferring.

Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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

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