SAN DIEGO | Coming off elbow surgery, Richards says he’s joining Padres
SAN DIEGO — Free agent pitcher Garrett Richards says on Twitter that he’s joining the rebuilding San Diego Padres.
Multiple reports indicate the right-hander has agreed to a two-year contract worth about $15 million. Richards had reconstructive elbow surgery in July while with the Los Angeles Angels.
Neither the Padres nor Richards’ agency would confirm the deal Thursday night.
The move apparently is with an eye toward 2020, when the Padres expect to be competitive.