SATURDAY: The deal is complete, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets.
FRIDAY: The Padres have agreed to terms with righty Jeremy Guthrie on a minor-league deal, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports report (via Twitter). The Rangers released Guthrie earlier this week after he exercised an opt-out clause in his contract with them. Guthrie is a client of Excel Sports Management.
Guthrie, who will be 37 next week, had a poor season for the Royals in 2015 (insofar as anyone on a World Series-winning team could have a poor season). He pitched 148 1/3 innings and posted a 5.95 ERA, 5.1 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9. He did not pitch in the postseason with the Royals, who paid him a $3.2MM buyout after the season ended rather than exercising their $10MM option on him. For his career, Guthrie has a 4.37 ERA, 5.3 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 12 seasons with the Indians, Orioles and Rockies in addition to the Royals. The Padres’ plans for him are unclear, but the organization seems like a good fit, given the team’s unsettled rotation beyond Tyson Ross, James Shields and Andrew Cashner.