The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their starting rotation for 2011 by agreeing to a deal with right-hander Jon Garland.
The $5 million, one-year contract includes a club option and could be worth $16 million over two seasons.
Garland joins Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Hiroki Kuroda and Ted Lilly in Los Angeles’ rotation.
The right-hander went 14-12 with a 3.47 ERA in 200 innings for the San Diego Padres in 2010. He is 131-114 with a 4.32 ERA in his 11-season career.
In 2009, Garland played for Arizona and Los Angeles and went 11-12 with a 4.01 ERA.
TWINS WIN BID
The Minnesota Twins have 30 days to sign Japanese infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka after submitting the highest bid for his negotiating rights.
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced Friday they had accepted the bid for the 26-year-old Nishioka.
If no agreement is reached, the Marines will not receive the fee.