San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres on Tuesday officially
agreed to terms with pitcher Luke Gregerson on a one-year contract. In
addition, the club signed pitchers Freddy Garcia, Tim Stauffer and Arturo
Lopez to minor league contacts with an invite to spring training.
Gregerson's deal is reportedly worth $3.2 million.
The 28-year-old Gregerson appeared in 77 games last season, going 2-0 and
recording career-bests in ERA (2.39) and saves (9).
Over four seasons with the Padres, Gregerson owns a 11-14 record with a 2.92
ERA in 290 games, all in relief.
Garcia spent the past two seasons with the New York Yankees and last year was
7-6 with a 5.20 ERA in 30 games, including 17 starts. He posted 12 wins in
2011 after a 12-win season with the White Sox in 2010.
The 36-year-old right-hander broke in with Seattle in 1999 and won 17 games.
He owns a career mark of 152-101 with a 4.15 ERA in 359 games, all but 15 as a
starter, for the Mariners, White Sox, Phillies, Tigers and Yankees.
Garcia was an All-Star with Seattle in 2001 and 2002, and won a World Series
with the White Sox in 2005.
Stauffer made just one start for the Padres last season, missing much of the
year while on the disabled list. The right-hander has gone 23-31 with a 3.94
ERA in 96 career games (70 starts) with San Diego.
Lopez pitched for team Diablos Rojos del Mexico of the Mexican League in 2012,
going 6-7 with a 6.44 ERA over 37 games (16 starts). The southpaw made his MLB
debut for the Padres in 2009 with four relief outings, his only action in the
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