Padres claim Banks from Toronto

The San Diego Padres claimed right-handed pitcher Josh Banks off waivers on Wednesday from the Toronto Blue Jays and have assigned him to Triple-A Portland.

Josh Banks, 25, has a career 50-44 minor league record with a 4.23 ERA (346 ER/736.1 IP) in 130 games (129 starts) over parts of six seasons in the Blue Jays organization. He is 0-2 with a 7.02 ERA (13 ER/16.2 IP) in three starts this season for Triple-A Syracuse.

The right-hander made his Major League debut in 2007 with the Blue Jays, posting a 7.36 ERA (6 ER/6.1 IP) in three outings (one start).

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