Padres reportedly agree to 1-year deal with RHP Carlos Villanueva

BY foxsports • January 13, 2016

The San Diego Padres reportedly have added a veteran arm to their bullpen.

According to multiple reports, the Padres have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent veteran reliever Carlos Villanueva.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the deal is worth $1.5 million.

The 32-year-old Dominican right-hander has pitched 10 years in the majors, most recently piecing together a resurgent season in 2015 with the St. Louis Cardinals, in which he posted a 2.95 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.

Villanueva holds a 49-53 record with a 4.18 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 801 strikeouts versus 309 walks in 924 2/3 innings over his decade-long career.

While he served exclusively as a reliever last season, Villanueva has served as a spot starter throughout his career, starting 76 of his 425 outings.

He started nearly half of his appearances as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2011-12 (29 starts, 71 outings), but has only started 20 games since 2013.

Villanueva primarily served as a late-game reliever in non-save situations with the Cardinals last year.



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