Padres sign starter

The London Free Press - - SPORTS -

Free agent pitcher Gar­rett Richards and the San Diego Padres have fi­nal­ized a $15.5 mil­lion two-year con­tract. Richards will earn $7 mil­lion next year and $8.5 mil­lion in 2020 as part of the deal an­nounced Fri­day. Richards was 5-4 with a 3.66 ERA last sea­son for the Los An­ge­les An­gels be­fore re­con­struc­tive surgery in July. The 30-year-old right-han­der was 45-38 with a 3.54 ERA with the An­gels since 2011. In­fielder Car­los Asuaje was des­ig­nated for as­sign­ment to clear a roster spot.

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