Padres use 12th starting pitcher of season

Padres use 12th starting pitcher of season

Padres use 12th starting pitcher of season
OAKLAND -- Ross Ohlendorf became the 12th starting pitcher the Padres have used this season when he got the start Saturday against the A's.

Injuries and ineffectiveness caused the Padres to dip into reserve and even go outside the organization to find capable relievers to make starts.

Take Ohlendorf, who opted out of his Minor League deal with the Red Sox on June 1 to sign a big league deal with the Padres. That's not all.

The Padres have also used four other pitchers who weren't on the 40-man roster at the beginning of the season -- Joe Wieland, Jeff Suppan, Eric Stults and Jason Marquis.

In case you're wondering, the Padres used eight starting pitchers in 2010 and 2011. However, in 2009, the team used 15 starting pitchers.

The breakdown of starting pitchers this season and the number of starts they've made: Edinson Volquez (14), Anthony Bass (13), Clayton Richard (13), Suppan (6), Cory Luebke (5), Wieland (5), Stults (4), Marquis (2), Andrew Cashner (1), Dustin Moseley (1) and Tim Stauffer (1).