It was reported earlier this month that the San Diego Padres were interested in adding a veteran pitcher to their rotation. Jered Weaver was included in that report, as was fellow veteran Travis Wood.
Once Wood agreed to sign with the Kansas City Royals, it became increasingly evident that Weaver — a Southern California guy — would sign with the San Diego Padres.
That apparently happened on Saturday.
Weaver has deal with padres
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 18, 2017
The deal is said to include a base salary of $3 million with a ton of incentives.
Weaver, 34, has earned three All-Star trips in his career. Unfortunately for the veteran, he has also fallen on hard times recently. This past season saw the former Los Angeles Angels ace record a 12-12 record with a 5.06 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 31 starts. That came off a 2015 campaign that saw him post a 7-12 record with an ERA of over 4.60.
This signing is meant to add depth to an otherwise lackluster Padres starting rotation. Whether Weaver can actually provide anything of substance is not yet known.