SAN DIEGO (AP) The Padres appear to be close to an agreement with right-hander Edwin Jackson on a minor-league contract.

A 37-year-old right-hander, Jackson was released by the Miami Marlins on June 4 after allowing seven runs, 13 hits and six walks in 10 2/3 innings.

It's not clear how Jackson, a former starter, would be used if acquired by the Padres.

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