The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical exam and hadn’t been finalized.
The contract contains opt-outs after each of the first three seasons.
The 32-year-old left-hander spent the last three seasons with the New York Yankees. He went 4-2 with four saves and a 2.83 ERA in 63 appearances in 2023. He had 51 strikeouts and 30 walks in 54 innings.
While they still have big holes elsewhere heading into spring training, the budget-minded Padres at least have a well-stocked bullpen. They also signed right-hander Woo-Suk Go from South Korea and left-hander Yuki Matsui from Japan to go with several holdovers, including Robert Suarez, who is expected to be the closer after All-Star Josh Hader left via free agency and signed with Houston.
San Diego is reducing salary after flopping last year and missing the playoffs despite having the third-largest payroll in the majors, $258 million on opening day.
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