San Diego, CA – The San Diego Padres announced today that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Brian Falkenborg off of outright waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
, 30, appeared in 16 games for the Dodgers this season, going 2-2 with a 6.17 ERA (8 ER/11.2 IP) and nine strikeouts. The right-hander began the season at Triple-A Las Vegas, going 1-1 with 13 saves and a 3.60 ERA (14 ER/35.0 IP) in 32 relief appearances before having his contract purchased by the Dodgers on June 25.
Over parts of six Major League seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (1999), Dodgers (2004, 2008), Padres (2005) and St. Louis Cardinals (2006-07), Falkenborg is 3-4 with a 5.82 ERA (42 ER/65.0 IP) and 52 strikeouts in 55 career relief appearances. He went 0-0 with an 8.18 ERA (10 ER/11.0 IP) in 10 games for the Padres in 2005.
Falkenborg will report to the Padres prior to tomorrow's game against the Brewers.