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Report: Padres, Garland agree to terms

Jan 26, 2010, 7:08 PM EDT

UPDATE: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal has the financial details: Garland will earn $4.7MM in 2010 and can earn $6.75MM on a mutual option for 2011. The option has a $600,000 buyout.
5:25pm: Padres president Tom Garfinkel said Tuesday that the Padres have signed free agent Jon Garland. The terms of the deal were not available.
It’s a surprising move from an organization that seemed unlikely to spend the money to add a significant free agent this winter. Garland was certainly seeking to match or exceed the $7.25 million guarantee he received from the Diamondbacks last winter. The 30-year-old right-hander will continue his tour of the NL West after going11-13 with a 4.01 ERA for Arizona and the Dodgers.
Garland joins a rotation set to include Kevin Correia and Chris Young, if healthy. Clayton Richard has the clear edge on another spot, so there might be just one opening available for top youngster Mat Latos, Sean Gallagher and Tim Stauffer.

  1. VA_Friar - Jan 26, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    I’ve been expecting this move all winter. The Padres had about $8m to play with, and the pitching staff was dying for an innings eater. Chris Young in particular, and Correia to a lesser extent, can’t be trusted to pitch full seasons. And not having someone like Garland in the wings would put a whole lot of stress on a number of young arms.

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