The San Diego Padres have agreed to terms on a $2,705,000, one-year contract with left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard.
General manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement Monday.
The 28-year-old Richard was 5-9 with a 3.88 ERA and 53 strikeouts over 18 starts in 2011 before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on July 29.
Richard is 24-20 with a 3.84 ERA since joining the Padres from the Chicago White Sox in July 2009.
The Padres now have only one arbitration-eligible player remaining in right-handed pitcher Dustin Moseley.