Report: Padres have made an offer of more than $1.75 million to Jered Weaver

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The Padres have reportedly made an offer of more than $1.75 million to free agent starter Jered Weaver, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Weaver, 34, isn’t the pitcher he was three years ago when he led the American League with 18 wins. He finished this past season with a 5.06 ERA and a 103/51 K/BB ratio in 178 innings. His fastball velocity, a point of concern for the last two years, dropped to 83 MPH on average.

What Weaver does offer, though, is experience and the ability to lead a pitching staff. If he were to join the Padres, he would slot in ahead of Clayton Richard and Jhoulys Chacin in what is an uninspiring rotation.