Padres Recall Brach, Mikolas; Option Bass, Boxberger
Just as soon as they had arrived, the Padres announced today that pitchers Anthony Bass and Brad Boxberger are being optioned back to Triple-A Tucson following yesterday’s call up. General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement Sunday morning at Petco Park. Both Bass and Boxberger appeared in last night’s game against the Dodgers, with Boxberger pitching 1.1 innings and giving up a homerun while Bass pitched 2 scoreless innings. This was Boxberger’s third stint with the Padres this season and the second for Bass.
Taking their place on the roster will be RHP Brad Brach and RHP Miles Mikolas. Brach was on the Padres opening day roster and was sent back down to Triple-A Tucson on May 18th. Brach has posted a 1-1 record with a 4.50 ERA in 11 games for the Tucson Padres this season, and before being recalled Brach had a 1-0 record with a 4.76 ERA in 19 games and 17 innings pitched.
Mikolas hasn’t been with the big league club since last season and has spent all of his 2013 campaign in Tucson so far. Mikolas has appeared in 32 games for Tucson this season, posting a 2-1 record with 14 saves and a 3.27 ERA. Last season with the Padres, Miles posted a 2-1 record with a 3.62 ERA over 32.1 innings pitched.
Both Brach and Mikolas will be on hand for Sunday afternoon’s finale of the Padres/Dodgers series at 1:10pm at Petco Park.