MLB: AP source: Torrealba, Padres agree at $1.25M
By RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK — Catcher Yorvit Torrealba and the San Diego Padres have agreed on a one-year contract worth $1.25 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.
The agreement is subject to the catcher passing a physical, the person said on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized.
Torrealba would get a $750,000 salary this year, and the deal would include a $3.5 million mutual option for 2011 with a $500,000 buyout.
He figures to be a backup to Nick Hundley, who started 71 games last year and hit .238 with eight homers and 30 RBIs.
Torrealba, who turns 32 in July, spent the last four seasons with the Colorado Rockies and batted .291 with two homers and 31 RBIs in 213 at-bats last year.