SAN DIEGO – The Padres went into the offseason to seek help after the 2019 season and into the future.
According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, they have agreed with a right-handed ] Garrett Richards for exactly that reason.
SAN DIEGO – The Padres entered the offseason to seek pitching assistance after the 2019 season and into the future.
According to the MLB Network insider, Jon Heyman, I have agreed to a deal with right-handed Garrett Richards for precisely this reason.
Richards, recovering from Tommy John's operation in July, is expected to receive a two-year deal from Padres for $ 1
It is unclear whether Richards will be healthy enough to return from surgery in the 2019 season. However, the deal was clearly made with a view to 2020. The Padres have a plethora of young prospects, but their rotation remains wide open for the future, and they believe their window could open for trouble in the National League West in season # 20.
Richards has a 45-38 record and an ERA of 3.54 in eight MLB seasons, all spent with the Angels.
AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell .