Blue Jays acquire LHP Richard from Padres

The San Diego Padres traded veteran left-hander Clayton Richard to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday for minor league outfielder Connor Panas, both teams announced Sunday.

The Blue Jays also received cash considerations from the Padres.

The 35-year-old Richard was 7-11 with a 5.33 ERA in 27 starts last season. He recently was designated for assignment by San Diego.

Overall, Richard is 68-79 with a 4.46 ERA in 265 career appearances (200 starts) over 10 seasons with the Chicago White Sox (2008-09), Padres (2009-13, 2016-18) and Chicago Cubs (2015-16).

Panas, 25, was a ninth-round pick in the 2015 draft. He batted .232 with nine homers and 39 RBIs in 105 games for Double-A New Hampshire last season.

Toronto designated right-hander Oliver Drake for assignment to open a 40-man roster spot for Richard. The 31-year-old Drake is 5-6 with a 4.59 ERA in 135 relief appearances over four seasons with six teams and appeared in two games for the Blue Jays last season.

–Field Level Media

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