Saturday, December 12, 2009

Padres non-tender Worrell and Quezada

Saturday December 12, 2009

The San Diego Padres declined to offer contracts for 2010 to Jackson Quezada and Mark Worrell.

Both Quezada and Worrell spent the entire 2009 season on the DL.

Quezada, 23, was the closer for FT Wayne in 2008 and was once considered a top relief prospect in the Padres oganization and Worrell came to the Padres from St Louis in the Khalil Greene trade.

Padres sign Correia to a 1 Year deal

Saturday December 12, 2009

Looks like the Padres avoided arbitration or having to non-tender starting pitcher Kevin Correia by signing him to a 1 year $3.6 million deal.

The deal was initially reported by Marty Caswell of XX 1090 in a Twitter post and later confirmed by Corey Brock of in his Twitter post.

Correia, who is a San Diego native, led the Padres in wins, innings and other pitching categories after signing a minor league deal with the Padres last season for a below market $750k with a promise he would be a starter. He had turned down larger offers elsewhere to pitch in a relief role.

Now he will be a Padre for at least one more season.

Barry Axelrod, Correia's agent has said the neither the Padres nor Correia had asked for a second season as had been widely reported in the media and blogs. Correia will be in the Padres control for 2 more seasons after 2010 before becoming a free agent.

Correia will likely take a spot in the middle of the Padres rotation behind Chris Young and Mat Latos in 2010.