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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 28:  Nick Goody #41 of the New York Yankees pitches during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 28, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
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Indians acquire Nick Goody from the Yankees

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The Yankees announced on Tuesday that the club acquired pitcher Nick Goody to the Indians for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Goody, 25, had been designated for assignment by the Yankees last week to create roster space for Aroldis Chapman. The right-hander has a 4.67 ERA with a 37/15 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 career innings in the majors.

For the Indians, Goody is a low-risk flier who will, at the very least, provide some bullpen depth.

Padres re-sign Clayton Richard

PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 01:  Clayton Richard #27 of the San Diego Padres pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on October 1, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
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The Padres re-signed pitcher Clayton Richard to a one-year, $1.75 million contract, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The deal includes an additional $1 million in incentives.

Richard, 33, was used out of the bullpen by the Cubs, putting up a 6.43 ERA in 25 appearances before being released in August. The Padres snapped him up and had him mostly pitch out of the rotation, compiling a 2.52 ERA with a 34/24 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings.

Richards’ peripherals don’t really point to a quality starting pitcher, but the Padres don’t have many better options even after recently signing Jhoulys Chacin. The club is just hoping Richards can reliably eat up some innings over the course of the 2017 season.

Diamondbacks sign Oswaldo Arcia

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31:  Oswaldo Arcia #34 of the San Diego Padres heads home after hitting a solo homer in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks signed outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on Tuesday.

Arcia, 25, spent the 2016 season with four teams: the Twins, Rays, Marlins, and Padres. He racked up a total of 222 plate appearances, batting .203/.270/.366 with eight home runs and 23 RBI. Arcia showed some promise in his first two years in the league with the Twins so the Diamondbacks are hoping he can rediscover that.

It’s still unknown if Arcia’s deal is a major or minor league deal. If it’s a major league deal, Arcia is likely looking at a bench role. If it’s a minor league deal, he will have to perform well in spring to find his way onto the Diamondbacks’ 25-man roster.