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Padres sign pitcher Lyles to 1-year deal

Lefty Wood designated for assignment in corresponding move
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The Padres on Sunday announced a one-year deal with free-agent pitcher Jordan Lyles. To make room on the 40-man roster, San Diego designated veteran Travis Wood for assignment.

Lyles, 27, posted a 7.75 ERA through 38 appearances (69 2/3 innings) last season with the Rockies and Padres. The right-hander was released by the Rockies in early August and joined the Padres on a Minor League contract.

The Padres on Sunday announced a one-year deal with free-agent pitcher Jordan Lyles. To make room on the 40-man roster, San Diego designated veteran Travis Wood for assignment.

Lyles, 27, posted a 7.75 ERA through 38 appearances (69 2/3 innings) last season with the Rockies and Padres. The right-hander was released by the Rockies in early August and joined the Padres on a Minor League contract.

Lyles' deal is worth $750,000 in 2018 and features a club option for the '19 season, a team source told MLB.com. He's one of about eight pitchers expected to compete for a rotation spot this spring.

He began his Padres tenure at Triple-A El Paso, then finished the year with five big league starts as a September callup after pitching exclusively in relief with Colorado.

The Padres are Lyles' third MLB club. A first-round Draft pick of the Astros in 2008, he owns a 28-48 record and a 5.43 ERA through 182 games in the Majors.

Wood, 30, went 4-7 with a 6.80 ERA in 39 games with the Royals and Padres last season. The Padres acquired him, Minor League infielder Esteury Ruiz, left-hander Matt Strahm and cash in a trade with Kansas City in July.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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