Padres claim Pat Neshek off waivers

Updated: March 20, 2011, 2:56 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The San Diego Padres have claimed right-hander Pat Neshek off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

The club also optioned outfielder Luis Durango and right-hander Samuel Deduno to Triple-A Tucson on Sunday.

Neshek was 11-6 with a 3.05 ERA in 132 relief appearances over parts of four major league seasons (2006-08, 10) with the Twins. He had 151 strikeouts, averaging 1.16 strikeouts per inning pitched. Neshek had a 4.26 ERA with five strikeouts in six relief appearances ...

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