Makita cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A Amarillo on Tuesday. Makita has pitched exclusively for Amarillo this season. He's recorded a respectable 3.82 ERA in 37.2 innings, but there wasn't much interest on the waiver wire in a 34-year-old with merely good numbers at the Double-A level.
Makita was designated for assignment by the Padres on Tuesday. Makita joined the Padres on Monday but did not appear during his one-day stint in the majors. Logan Allen had his contract selected from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move and will start Tuesday's game versus the Brewers.
Makita had his contract selected from Double-A Amarillo on Monday. Makita made 27 relief appearances with the Padres a season ago, but he struggled to a 5.40 ERA with 37 strikeouts over 35 innings. After spending nearly the first half of the 2019 campaign at Double-A, he'll get another chance in the big leagues following Monday's flurry of moves.
Makita cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Makita was designated for assignment Friday but will remain with the organization for the time being after passing through waivers unclaimed. In 27 big-league appearances this past year, he logged a 5.40 ERA and 37:12 K:BB in 35 innings of relief.
Makita was designated for assignment by the Padres on Friday. Makita split the 2018 season between Triple-A El Paso and the big club, posting a 3.76 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.5 K/9 across 26.1 innings with the Chihuahuas while struggling to a 5.40 ERA and 1.26 WHIP across 35 innings with the big club. The move was made to free up roster space for younger prospects who need to be protected from the Rule 5 draft. Makita will take a spin through waivers to determine where he lands.
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