The Padres will release Clemens, the club announced Monday.

Clemens allowed a brutal 7.50 ERA and 1.83 WHIP over his 12 innings of spring work for the Padres. Considering Clemens had been pitching at or near replacement level for much of his career (4.89 ERA, 1.49 WHIP over 66 career MLB games), his lackluster spring performance left the Padres with little reason to believe he could contribute in 2017.

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