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The San Diego Padres have signed left-hander Wandy Peralta to a four-year, $16.5MM contract. The deal includes opt-out clauses for Peralta in each year of the contract, allowing him to potentially become a free agent annually. Peralta has been a reliable relief pitcher for the New York Yankees, posting a 2.82 ERA and impressive ground-ball rate over the past three seasons. Despite some command struggles in 2023, Peralta's track record and age made him an attractive target for the Padres.
The Padres have agreed to a four-year, $16.5MM contract with free agent left-hander Wandy Peralta, Ken Rosenthal and Dennis Lin of The Athletic report.
Peralta's signing adds to the Padres' revamped bullpen, which has already acquired several interesting arms. The team also signed NPB left-hander Yuki Matsui and KBO right-hander Robert Suarez as free agents, and acquired Enyel De Los Santos in a trade. These pitchers will join right-hander Steven Wilson as they look to bounce back and contribute to the Padres' bullpen in the upcoming season.
Peralta joins star NPB left-hander Yuki Matsui and star KBO righty as free-agent pickups for San Diego president of baseball operations A.J. Preller.