As MLB Spring Training approaches, teams are rounding out their rosters with a final round of free agency signings as pitchers and catchers report. That includes a member of the 2022 Red Sox, who will now be heading elsewhere.
On Tuesday morning, MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal reported that starting pitcher Michael Wacha has agreed to a deal with the San Diego Padres. The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but according to MLB.com, “the structure was said to be somewhat complex, involving multiple years and the potential for Wacha to opt out.
Wacha, 31, was a surprise and rare bright spot for the Red Sox last season. The righty started 23 games, going 11-2 with a 3.32 ERA and 1.115 WHIP.