Padres RHP Stammen signs two-year contract

Field Level Media

January 17, 2020 at 10:49 pm.

The San Diego Padres signed right-handed reliever Craig Stammen to a two-year contract, the team announced Friday.

The contract runs through the 2021 season and has a club option for the 2022 campaign.

The Padres did not divulge financial terms of the deal, but The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal previously reported that the pact was for $9 million. He also reported that it included a $4 million club option for a third season in 2022, with a $1 million buyout, plus annual performance incentives.

Stammen, 35, posted an 8-7 record with four saves and a 3.29 ERA in 76 appearances in 2019. He struck out 73 batters and walked just 15 in 82 innings.

In three seasons in the San Diego bullpen, Stammen is 18-13 with a 3.06 ERA and 235 strikeouts in 241 1/3 innings (209 appearances).

Stammen played his first seven seasons with the Washington Nationals (2009-15) and spent the 2016 campaign in the Cleveland Indians’ minor league system.

He owns a 44-37 career record with a 3.63 ERA and 605 strikeouts in 438 games (38 starts).