The San Diego Padres and left-hander Brad Hand have agreed to a three-year extension, according to the MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal.
The agreement covers Hand’s final two years of arbitration eligibility and includes a fourth-year team option, according to the report. Hand is expected to receive guaranteed money in the range of $18-20 million.
Hand went 3-4 with 21 saves, a 2.16 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 79 1/3 innings last season, when he was named to his first All-Star team. He posted career-bests with 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings and a 5.20 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Hand has recorded a 2.56 ERA with 190 strikeouts in 168 2/3 innings since San Diego selected him off waivers from the Marlins in 2016.
–Field Level Media