Padres sign LHP Baumann to 1-year deal

Padres sign LHP Baumann to 1-year deal

The Padres signed left-hander Buddy Baumann to a one-year deal on Monday.

Baumann, 28, spent the 2015 season with the Royals' Triple-A Omaha affiliate. He was 3-4 with a 3.04 ERA in 34 appearances (six starts), striking out 84 batters while walking 25 in 77 innings.

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He was initially selected in the seventh round of the 2009 Draft by Kansas City.

To make room for Baumann on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated catcher Josmil Pinto for assignment. The 26-year-old Pinto was selected off waivers from the Twins on Nov. 20 and is a .257 career Major League hitter in parts of two seasons with the Twins.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.