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Padres select side-armer Cimber in ninth round

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
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