Wick was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Friday.
Wick joined the organization three weeks ago after being designated for assignment by St. Louis. He spent the final couple months of the 2017 season at the highest minor-league level, posting a 5.40 ERA and 17:7 K:BB over 16.2 innings during his first taste in Triple-A.
Wick was claimed off waivers by San Diego on Friday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Wick was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Wednesday after the team acquired right-hander Bud Norris. He will provide some added organizational depth to the Padres' bullpen, although he will in all likelihood begin the campaign at the Triple-A level. Wick has yet to play in a major-league contest entering his age-25 season, and he recorded a 5.40 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with Triple-A Memphis in 2017.
Wick wound up being the casualty to the club's deal with Bud Norris, who took his place on the 40-man roster. In 2017, Wick spent time bouncing around the minor-league system and struggled to find his footing at the Triple-A level in just 16.2 innings of work. The converted pitcher will likely return to Triple-A Memphis -- if he passes through waivers unclaimed -- for the start of this year and try to improve upon a 5.40 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.
Wick was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.
The Cardinals added Wick to the 40-man roster in the offseason to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, but he was never under any serious consideration for an Opening Day roster spot. After breezing through the Florida State League to begin last season, Wick scuffled a bit upon moving up to Double-A Springfield, compiling a 4.12 ERA and 1.46 WHIP while walking 14 batters in 19.2 innings.
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