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Padres sign Adam Warren to one-year deal

Adam Warren

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 30: Adam Warren #43 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the eighth inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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The Padres inked veteran right-handed reliever Adam Warren to a one-year, $2 million contract, the team announced Friday. The deal comes with a $2.5 million club option (and $500,000 buyout) for the 2020 season.

Warren, 31, split his last major-league campaign between the Yankees and Mariners, pitching to a combined 3.14 ERA, 3.5 BB/9, 9.1 SO/9, and 0.3 fWAR across 51 2/3 innings of relief in 2018. He’ll be added to a long list of right-handed relief options in the Padres’ camp, including Craig Stammen, Phil Maton, Robert Stock, Luis Perdomo, Trey Wingenter, and Gerardo Reyes.

In a corresponding move, the club shifted lefty reliever José Castillo to the 60-day injured list after he was diagnosed with a left flexor strain. Castillo was initially shut down with left forearm tightness earlier in the week, but it appears the 23-year-old southpaw has now taken a turn for the worse. Per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, he’s expected to remain out of commission during a lengthy rehab process, through which the Padres hope he’ll be able to dodge Tommy John surgery.