Wick cleared waivers Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso.
Wick was claimed off waivers by the Padres in February after being designated for assignment by the Cardinals. The 25-year-old will now be removed from San Diego's 40-man roster, placing him one step further away from the big leagues. The converted outfielder reached Triple-A for the first time last year, tossing 16.2 innings with a 5.40 ERA.
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.
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