By Jenny Masters

The Padres announced they’ve signed Vince Velasquez to a minor league contract.

He’ll be selected to the big league roster to start a game against the Cardinals this weekend.

They’ll need to make active and 40-man roster moves before his start. In related news, San Diego placed lefty Blake Snell on the 10-day injured list due to a left adductor groin strain.

Velasquez has only managed 81 2/3 innings over 21 appearances (including 17 starts) in 2021 for the Phils.

He’s pitched to a career-worst 5.95 ERA in that time despite a 23.5% strikeout rate and 10.8% swinging strike percentage that each check in right around the league average.

Velasquez’s recent struggles led to his release from Philadelphia yesterday.