Clarkin has inked a minor-league deal with the Padres, per Baseball America.

A first-round draft pick back in 2013, Clarkin stalled at the Double-A level in 2018, posting a 4.98 ERA across 68.2 innings. He registered a 3.38 ERA in 13.1 innings as a reliever at the same level last season, though his WHIP was an unsightly 1.58 and he struck out only five batters. There's little reason to expect Clarkin to make a major-league impact anytime in the near future.

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