The Padres have agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with veteran starter Jered Weaver, a source confirmed to SB Nation on Saturday. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale was first to report the deal.
Weaver’s deal is a straight $3 million deal with no incentives, the source said. It includes a $250k assignment bonus and a suite on the road.
San Diego has been linked to Weaver all winter, though the sides were unable to officially come to terms on a deal before the beginning of spring training. Weaver will get the chance to immediately enter the major-league rotation for the Padres, who have already signed veterans Jhoulys Chacin, Clayton Richard and Trevor Cahill this winter.
Weaver, 34, joins the Padres after spending the first 11 seasons of his major-league career with the Angels. A 3-time All-Star, Weaver left Anaheim after a 2016 season in which he went 12-12 with a 5.06 ERA and decreasing velocity in 178 innings.
Weaver owns a career 150-93 record and 3.55 ERA in 11 years, and has pitched at least 154 innings in every season since 2007. He’ll provide valuable innings for a Padres’ club that will need them in 2017.