AP source: Padres, RHP Seth Lugo agree on $15M, 2-year deal

Free-agent reliever Seth Lugo and the San Diego Padres have agreed on a $15 million, two-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday night.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. The second year of the deal is a player option, and there are incentives in the contract.

Lugo went 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA and three saves over 62 outings and 65 innings with the Mets this year. A converted starter, the versatile right-hander spent his first seven seasons with New York.

The Padres went 89-73 to finish second in the NL West in manager Bob Melvin’s first season and lost the NL Championship Series to the Philadelphia Phillies.


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