I’m sorry I have to be the one to break this to you. Are you sitting down? Okay. The Padres claimed Tim Meville off waivers today.
I know. Just let it all out. Let the feelings flow. There, there. I’m sorry.
For those of you who are wondering who Tim Melville is (which might be the majority of you), he’s the pitcher the Twins called up to make a spot start during Monday’s doubleheader against the White Sox. It was originally rumored that the Twins were going to call up top prospect Stephen Gonsalves, but they called up Melville instead. And Melville sucked.
The Twins DFA’d Meville to make space for rookie pitcher John Curtiss late Tuesday night. It wasn’t much of a surprise—Curtiss is a rising rookie reliever, while Melville is a 27-year-old, minor-league journey man who started this year pitching in independent league baseball. He sounds perfect for San Diego.
Thanks Tim. Good luck and happy trails!