NL West Rumor Mill: 11/19/13
Josh Johnson to Sign with Padres
All of a sudden, the Padres look to have a real solid rotation heading into 2014. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Padres have signed SP Josh Johnson to a 1-year deal worth $8MM. Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com also reports that Johnson can earn an additional $1.25MM if he makes at least 26 starts.
Update: Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports tweets that if Johnson makes fewer than seven starts, the Padres get a $4MM club option for 2015.