One down. Two more to go.
Today the Padres and relief pitcher Luke Gregerson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $3.2 million contract, according to a team’s press release.
The Padres had initially offered Gregerson $2.875 million for the 2013 season, but Gregerson and his representatives had asked for $3.75 million. They settled at $3.2 milli.
Gregerson had one of his best years in his career last year, going 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA in 77 games played with a career-best nine saves.
Now that Gregerson is signed, the Padres just have two remaining arbitration eligible players in starting pitcher Clayton Richard and third baseman Chase Headley.
Richard turned down a $4.905 million contract and is said to be looking for a deal worth about $5.55 million.
Headley, the team MVP, wants MVP type money. Headley is looking for a $10.3 million contract, as he rejected the Padres’ $ 7.075 million proposal.
Come on Padres, Let’s get them signed!