The San Diego Padres have claimed right-handed pitcher Cesar Carrillo off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies and designated right-handed pitcher Craig Italiano for assignment.
Carrillo, 26, was designated for assignment by the Padres on September 1 and claimed by the Phillies on September 9. The right-hander has spent the entire 2010 season at Triple-A Portland, going 5-14 with a 5.60 ERA (94 ER/151.0 IP) in 27 starts for the Beavers. Originally signed by the Padres as a first-round selection in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Carrillo made his Major League debut last year for San Diego. He went 1-2 in three starts, posting a 13.06 ERA (15 ER/10.1 IP). Over parts of six minor league seasons in the Padres organization, Carrillo has gone 22-23 with a 5.06 ERA (272 ER/484.0 IP), 326 strikeouts against 184 walks and a .272 (510-for-1876) opponents batting average in 94 games, 93 starts.
Italiano, 24, was acquired by San Diego from the Oakland Athletics along with right-handed pitchers Sean Gallagher and Ryan Webb in exchange for outfielder Scott Hairston on July 5, 2009. The right-hander has gone 4-6 with 17 saves in 21 opportunities, a 2.58 ERA (15 ER/52.1 IP), 36 strikeouts against 27 walks and a .226 (43-for-190) opponents batting average in 47 outings for Double-A San Antonio this season. Over parts of six seasons in the Athletics (2005-09) and Padres (2009-10) organizations he has gone 18-23 with a 4.44 ERA (155 ER/314.0 IP), 341 strikeouts against 171 walks and a .256 (307-for-1197) opponents average in 128 games, 48 starts.
The Padres currently have 35 players on the active roster and a full 40-man roster.