Report: Padres sign Garrett Richards to two-year deal

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Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports that the Padres have signed pitcher Garrett Richards. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the deal is for two years and around $15 million in total.

Richards, 30, underwent Tommy John surgery in July and will miss at least a large chunk of the 2019 season. Over the course of his eight-year career spent entirely with the Angels, Richards owns a 3.54 ERA with 645 strikeouts and 268 walks in 744 2/3 innings.

This is obviously a speculative deal on the Padres’ part, hoping he can be a big contributor in the 2020 season when he will be 32 years old.