Overton was designated for assignment on Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The Padres needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Miguel Diaz, who was activated from the 60-day DL as a corresponding move. Overton, 26, is on his third team in two years, and while he used to be a notable prospect, his poor pitching of late may allow him to go unclaimed in the waiver process. He has a 6.65 ERA and just 11 strikeouts in 23 big-league innings split between the Mariners and Padres this season. Aug 29 6:50 pm (EST)
- Overton was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.
- Overton (0-1) was hit hard over 4.2 innings against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing four earned runs on nine hits while notching three strikeouts.
- Overton was recalled from Triple-A El Paso and will start Saturday's game against the Dodgers. All Dillon Overton (L) News
|Jul 01||L 8 - 0||Dodgers||0||1||0||4.2||9||2||4||1||3|
|May 07||L 4 - 3||@ Mariners||0||0||0||3.1||4||0||1||1||2|
|Aug 05||W 7 - 2||@ Athletics||0||1||0||3.0||9||2||7||0||3|
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