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March 29, 2017 03:20 PM
Twins' Paul Clemens: Inks deal with Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens will sign a contract with the Twins, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

The details of Clemens' contract aren't known, but it's expected that he's getting a minor-league deal from the Twins after he was cut by the Padres a week after getting throttled in spring training. The Twins don't have much in the way of bullpen depth, so if Clemens performs well with Triple-A Rochester, he could get a look with the big club before long.

March 21, 2017 11:52 AM
Paul Clemens: To be released by Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 13, 2017 11:00 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Continues to struggle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens surrendered a pair of runs on four hits over 3.1 innings Saturday. He walked two and struck out one in a loss to the Brewers.

Clemens continues to struggle this spring, posting a 6.48 ERA across 8.1 innings. His control has been wonky (four walks to four strikeouts), and he has already surrendered two homers. The chances of Clemens making the starting rotation are getting slimmer by the appearance. His best shot to make the 25-man roster would be as a reliever or long man, neither of which will generate much fantasy buzz.

February 26, 2017 05:10 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Rough spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens didn't fare well in his Cactus League debut, giving up three runs on four hits while walking one and striking out none in a two-inning start.

This was not the start Clemens was hoping for when you consider he is one of several options vying for a rotation spot on the Opening Day roster. All of the damage was done on a three-run shot by Nelson Cruz in the first inning. Clemens has struggled with keeping the ball in the yard, allowing 1.8 HR/9 in 71.1 innings last season. The 29-year-old will have to show more this spring if he wants to stay in competition for a starting job, let alone make the 25-man roster.

February 21, 2017 05:40 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Bullpen a backup plan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens could still make the Opening Day roster as a reliever if he doesn't earn a rotation spot this spring, AJ Cassavell of reports.

The Padres look to be taking a "best available" approach to their arms this spring, looking to simply fill roles with the best talent they have at their disposal. Clemens did well as a starter last season (3.67 ERA in 12 starts) and he will start the team's Cactus League opener Saturday, but the bullpen is not out of the question for the 29-year-old.

February 20, 2017 04:30 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: To start Cactus League opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens will take the hill in the Padres' first Cactus League game on Saturday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

With San Diego's pitching staff shaping up to be near the bottom of the league in terms of talent, Clemens will have a great opportunity Saturday to boost his candidacy for a back-end rotation spot. The 29-year-old journeyman made 12 starts for the Padres in 2016, posting a 3.67 ERA in 61.1 innings of work. His effectiveness will likely come down to whether he can demonstrate improved command of his curveball, which has given him issues at times in the past.

October 3, 2016 08:32 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Ends season on high note
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens took a no-decision after allowing one run on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Clemens completed a season-high six innings to earn his first and only quality start in 14 starts this year. That had more to do with San Diego limiting his pitch counts, as he exceeded 90 pitches only once during those outings. Clemens struggled for most of the summer after making his season debut on June 20, but seemed to figure things towards the end of the season. Over his last four starts, he flashed a 0.83 ERA while limiting opponents to a .169/.229/.286 batting line. If he's turned the corner, he may prove to be a useful fantasy option in 2017.

September 28, 2016 03:18 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Picks up fourth win over Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens (4-5) allowed one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings in a win Tuesday over the Dodgers.

Clemens still isn't going deep into games, but he has found a groove over his past three starts, as he has allowed just one earned run on nine hits over 15.2 innings in that span with an 8:2 K:BB. He is still very much pitching to contact -- he drew just four swinging strikes in 64 pitches -- but he is using spacious Petco Park to his advantage (nine flyouts) and has lowered his ERA to 4.27. He could be working his way into consideration for a rotation spot next season with this late-season run.

September 21, 2016 03:44 AM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Takes no-decision against Diamondbacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens allowed two unearned runs on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings and took a no-decision Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Clemens had an ERA of 5.44 through his first 13 starts but hasn't allowed an earned run in either of his past two. He has just six strikeouts over 10.2 innings in those two starts, but has kept the ball in the yard and walked just two batters. He'll be able to survive in Petco Park if he can continue to pitch with such solid control, even if his results are likely to be unspectacular without better ability to miss bats.

September 13, 2016 06:00 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Shuts out Giants over five innings for win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens (3-5) threw five shutout innings with three hits, a walk and two strikeouts in Monday's win over the Giants.

Clemens was pulled after just 74 pitches in his best start of the year thus far. In nine previous outings of three innings or more, Clemens had yet to give up fewer than four hits or two runs. He still owns a rough 4.94 ERA and a 40:28 K:BB, so we'll need to see more like this before we can believe it's a new normal.

September 7, 2016 02:46 AM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Takes fifth loss against Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens (2-5) allowed five runs on nine hits and three walks and struck out three over four innings in a loss Tuesday to Boston.

Clemens hasn't managed to go more than five innings yet in 11 starts this season. He just hasn't shown good enough control to last deep into ballgames, as Tuesday's start marked the fifth time he was walked at least three batters. If he can't lower his 4.9 BB/9, he'll struggle to keep his rotation spot.

August 24, 2016 09:23 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Strikes out season-high six in Wednesday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens (2-3) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits while striking out six Cubs in Wednesday's loss.

Clemens five runs allowed Wednesday were the most he's given up in an outing this year. That was offset somewhat by a season-best six strikeouts and no walks, but ultimately the 28-year-old wasn't much of a match for the Cubs talented lineup. Since debuting with the Padres on July 4, Clemens is 1-3 with a 6.47 ERA. Needless to say, the righty is best left on the wire under a majority of formats.

August 19, 2016 08:25 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Muddles through five innings in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens (2-2) clogged the bases with runners Thursday, allowing eight hits and three walks in five innings, but limited the damage to only three runs in a no-decision against Arizona.

This was a near twin of Clemens' last start -- both times, he gave up three runs over five innings with a 3:3 K:BB. Unfortunately, that's about the most we can expect from the 28-year-old righty, leaving him useless in the vast majority of fantasy formats.

August 6, 2016 05:40 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Confirmed as Saturday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens (back) has been confirmed as Saturday's starter against the Phillies.

Clemens downplayed the back issue that forced him off the hill last weekend, saying immediately following the game that he would not miss his next scheduled start. He has indeed gained clearance to face Jake Thompson and the Phillies, and will look to earn his first win with San Diego after coming over from Miami on a waiver claim at the end of June.

July 31, 2016 11:44 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Expects to make next start despite back tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens says the back tightness that forced him to leave Sunday's start early won't force him to miss his next scheduled start, Bill Center of reports.

Clemens is currently stated to start Saturday against the Phillies. It doesn't sound like the injury he suffered Sunday is major, and unless he tweaks it mid-week, expect him to make that start as scheduled.

July 31, 2016 06:42 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Leaves with lower-back tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens departed from Sunday's game in the fifth inning due to lower-back tightness.

The extent of the injury remains unclear, but that will likely be revealed following some medical tests. Clemens is next scheduled to pitch next Saturday against the Phillies, but a timetable confirming whether or not he will make his next start should come at some point during the week.

July 31, 2016 06:08 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Exits with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens left Sunday's start in the fifth inning due to injury.

The exact cause of his departure remains a bit unclear, but he was replaced by Matt Thorton during Sunday's contest. Making just his second start for the Padres, the 28-year-old was used out of the bullpen prior. If he misses his next potential turn in the rotation, the team may need to call up another pitcher.

July 21, 2016 04:28 AM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Takes loss in back end of doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens (1-1) gave up three runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts to take the loss in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against St. Louis.

He may share a last name with Roger Clemens, but Paul certainly is no relation. Through 18.1 innings in the majors this year, he owns a deplorable 14:12 K:BB and has given up a stunning seven homers, so there's not much room for him on fantasy rosters. One has to imagine he's on the fringe of even being on San Diego's roster.

July 19, 2016 10:24 PM
Padres' Paul Clemens: To start Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clemens will start Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals after Tuesday's game was postponed, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

Clemens will get the nod in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader, although he may not stick in the rotation after that start, as the team simply needs a sixth starter this week. He has been pretty poor in the big leagues this season (4.73 ERA in 13.1 innings) and was only slightly better at Triple-A (4.30 ERA in 75.1 innings), so there is not much cause for optimism Wednesday.

July 15, 2016 10:00 AM
Padres' Paul Clemens: Rotation possibility for Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Padres GM A.J. Preller named Clemens and Edwin Jackson as possibilities to replace Drew Pomeranz in the rotation.

That first start could come as early as Sunday, when Pomeranz was next scheduled to start for the Padres prior to his trade to the Red Sox. Clemens has spent most of the season in the rotation with Triple-A New Orleans in the Marlins' system before getting claimed by the Padres off waivers, after which they used him in the bullpen.

Situational Stats
vs Arizona 11.200 2.31048
vs LHB 29.000 2.4801627
vs RHB 36.100 5.7001319
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
8:40 pm
4:10 pm
10:10 pm
10:10 pm
3:40 pm
9:40 pm
8:10 pm
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Pitching Stats
2012HOU00 ---000000 0.00000000
2013HOU47 5.403550002 73.18248441622649
2014HOU01 5.841300000 24.2282016511316
2016MIA-SD45 4.0418140001 71.17239321443153
Total 813 4.8966190003 169.11821079235770118
Batting Stats
2013HOU35000000000 --- --- ---
2014HOU13000000000 --- --- ---
2016MIA-SD1821100011100 .045 .000 .000
Total 6621100011100 .045 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2013HOUP35561410 .833
2016MIA-SDP181490811 .889
Total  66192441821 .917
More Pitching Stats
2012HOU000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2013HOU164100 0.6972002 .283323 13.5 .5242
2014HOU13227 1.1911000 .275118 15.3 .5000
2016MIA-SD06985 0.9151014 .262314 13.5 .4761
Total 2165212 0.84134016 .273755 13.8 .5013
Minor League Pitching Stats
2008 A-Rome01 9.0011000 4.07540120
2008 R-Braves10 0.0010000 3.01000002
2008 R-Danville33 3.39128001 58.1573322631857
2009AFX-Rome65 5.932611003 85.01056756744964
2010AFX-Rome Braves20 1.4280001 19.0115310816
2010AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican04 3.72278002 75.0834631522865
2011AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw01 16.6211000 4.14881066
2011AA-Mississippi Braves65 3.752020000108.01035745854493
2011AA-Corpus Christi Hooks21 2.4055000 30.02398301226
2012AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw88 6.732020000101.214582761623268
2012AA-Corpus Christi Hooks32 3.4677000 41.2411816721137
2013AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw32 4.5066000 30.0271915121116
2014AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw63 4.08195001 46.1372121432341
2015AFA-Clearwater Threshers00 0.0010000 2.02000001
2015AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers21 2.5750000 7.08221024
2015AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi03 6.0065000 24.0271716302022
2015AA-Northwest Arkansas N01 7.4753001 15.21513132069

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San Diego Padres

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