Padres sign Ohlendorf, designate Palmer

Padres sign Ohlendorf, designate Palmer

Published Jun. 4, 2012 5:31 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have signed right-hander Ross Ohlendorf to a big league contract and designated right-hander Matt Palmer for assignment.

Ohlendorf was 4-3 with a 4.61 ERA in 10 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket in the Boston Red Sox organization this season. Over parts of five major league seasons with the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates, he is 14-28 with a 4.77 ERA.

Palmer made three appearances for the Padres, posting a 9.00 ER. He had made seven starts for Triple-A Tucson prior to having his contract selected on May 20.