Posted January 19, 2013 on
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Freddy Garcia and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.
The Padres also signed right-hander Tim Stauffer and lefty Arturo Lopez to minor league deals, inviting both pitchers to spring training. The team announced the moves Tuesday.
Garcia was 7-6 with a 5.20 ERA in 30 games, 17 starts, for the New York Yankees last year. The 36-year-old right-hander, an All-Star in 2001 and 2002, is 152-101 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 major league seasons.
Stauffer, 30, was San Diego's opening-day starter last year before missing the rest of the season with an elbow injury. He had surgery to repair tendon damage Aug. 31 and was waived by the Padres before clearing outright waivers in October.
The 29-year-old Lopez pitched in the Mexican League last season. He appeared in four big league games for San Diego in 2009.
The Padres also completed a $3.2 million, one-year contract with reliever Luke Gregerson, avoiding salary arbitration. Gregerson's agent, Tom O'Connell, announced the deal Monday on his Twitter account.
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The 2013 Padres payroll is still a work in progress. This is an updated chart with 2013 amounts and estimations provided by mlbtraderumors.com for the 2013 Padres Roster.
Freddy Garcia appeared in 30 games last season with the New York Yankees, he had a 5.20 ERA during that span. Unable to duplicate his numbers from the previous season the right handed pitcher has been seeking a contract on the free agent market since the end of the season.
It has not gone well for Garcia.
While some have linked Garcia to teams in need of pitching, such as the Twins...
Padres avoid arbitration with a four players, while still working on three more.
Will Venable $2.675M (Projection $2.5M)
Everth Cabrera $1.275M ($1.2M) via Corey Brock
Joe Thatcher $1.375M ($1.1M) via Corey Brock
John Baker $930K (900K) via CAA
Edinson Volquez $5.275M ($4.6M) via Bill Center
Three players remain unsigned:
Chase Headley – Asking $10.3M, Offered ...
The San Diego Padres have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez and left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher and two others, avoiding arbitration with each.
Volquez went 11-11 with a 4.14 ERA in his first season with the Padres. He will make $5,725,000 next season. He made $2,237,500 in 2012.
Thatcher went 1-4 with a 3.41 ERA and 39 strikeouts over 55 relief...
Where did all the news go? Yesterday was chock full of stories from the Padres and around the league. Today I have three articles, yup, only three. Today is the deadline for teams to trade numbers with their players before leading to arbitration hearings. In fact the deadline was 10AM PST and if you are on twitter following the right people the numbers have been rolling in all morning...