The Padres have signed right-hander Jordan Lyles to a one-year deal that includes a club option for 2019, according to a team announcement. The deal guarantees $1 million, with a $750k base salary in 2018 and a $250k buyout on the option, according to a major-league source.
Lyles, 27, joined San Diego on a minor-league deal in mid-August after being released by the Rockies. He logged a 9.39 ERA in 23 innings for the club last year, surrendering 24 earned runs on 35 hits in that span.
Lyles joins Clayton Richard, Dinelson Lamet, Luis Perdomo, Robbie Erlin and new acquisition Bryan Mitchell in the Padres’ rotation competition during spring training and could also work out of the bullpen. Veteran left-hander Travis Wood was designated for assignment to make room for Lyles, likely taking him out of the mix for a roster spot come spring.
Lyles is a veteran of seven major-league seasons with the Astros (2011-13), Rockies (2014-17) and Padres (2017), owning a career 5.43 ERA in 182 appearances (107 starts) in that span.