Before joining the University of Michigan’s baseball team in the spring of 2005, Clayton was the Wolverines’ back-up quarterback (behind Chad Henne).
Clayton was signed as a free agent by San Diego on August 6, 2016 – his second stint with the Padres – after starting the season with the Cubs. He made nine starts for the Padres and went 3-3 with a 2.41 ERA (14 ER, 52.1 IP). With San Diego in 2012, Clayton set career highs in innings pitched (218.2) and tied his career high in wins (14) and games started (33). He led the club with 18 quality starts.
Clayton began the 2016 season with the Chicago Cubs, working in 25 games (all in relief) before being designated for assignment on July 26. As part a member of the Cubs in ’16, he will receive a World Championship ring!