Former Erie SeaWolves starter Thad Weber, who pitched a no-hitter for the franchise three years ago, was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres Thursday.
Weber, who appeared in two games for the Detroit Tigers this season, was removed from their 40-man roster to make room for reliever Al Albuqeurque. San Diego immediately picked up the 27-year-old right-hander, who had largely competed for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens since the end of the 2010 baseball season, and assigned him to its Triple-A affiliate in Tucson, Ariz.
It was the night of Aug. 22, 2009, three years ago Wednesday, when Weber no-hit the Akron Aeros 16-0 before 3,917 fans at Jerry Uht Park. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 10.
Weber was 7-11 for the 2012 Mud Hens at the time of the Padres’ claim.
– Mike Copper
Jacob Turner, another former Erie pitcher who later played for Detroit, made his Florida Marlins debut Thursday.
Turner was the loser in Arizona’s 3-2 victory over the Marlins at Chase Field. He allowed all of the hosts’ runs over the first three innings of his six-inning outing.
The Tigers traded catcher Rob Brantly, pitcher Brian Flynn and Turner, all former SeaWolves, in a package deal with Florida shortly before Major League Baseball’s July 31 trading deadline.