- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Right-hander Philip Humber has told the San Diego Padres he’s retiring instead of accepting a minor league assignment.

Also Tuesday, the Padres told veteran reliever Matt Thornton that he will make the 25-man roster, paid a retention bonus to right-hander Brandon Morrow, released outfielder Skip Schumaker and optioned right-hander Leonel Campos to Triple-A.

Humber threw a perfect game for the Chicago White Sox against Seattle in 2012. But his ERA ballooned to 7.90 a year later with Houston and he hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since.

Manager Andy Green said the 33-year-old Humber is “ready to move on with his family.”

The Padres faced a Tuesday deadline to tell the lefty Thornton whether he made the roster or release him. He signed a minor league deal earlier this month.

Green also announced that right-hander Jon Edwards will start the season on the disabled list with elbow pain.

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