As reported by the Friarhood, the San Diego Padres have come to terms with Starting Pitcher Aaron Harang. Harang has spent the his last seven seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. He struggled his last season with the Reds and is looking to bounce back with PETCO Park as his home ballpark.
He will be turning 33 this season and the terms of his contract have not yet been announced. Last season, he made $12.5 million with the Reds and his contract should be significantly lower with the Padres. He is a San Diego product, going to school at Patrick Henry and then moving on to SDSU. In 2006, he led the NL in wins and strikeouts.
Harang will be join the starting rotation of Mat Latos, Clayton Richard and Tim Stauffer. He will be a solid veteran presence for the young pitchers that can eat up innings. He will enjoy the benefits of PETCO, a solid defense behind him, and some home cooking.
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