Garrett Richards finalizes 2-year, $15.5M contract with Padres

SAN DIEGO -- 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. He can earn an additional $2.5 million annually in performance bonuses: $250,000 for each start from 21 through 30.

Richards was 5-4 with a 3.66 ERA last season for the Los Angeles Angels before reconstructive surgery in July. A 30-year-old right-hander, he 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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