Garland agrees to deal with Padres

Updated: January 26, 2010, 11:09 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The next stop on Jon Garland's tour of Southern California's big league teams is San Diego and spacious Petco Park.

The durable right-hander agreed to a $5.3 million, one-year contract with the Padres on Tuesday.

"A place like San Diego was so appealing to me because it's one of the few remaining parks that is a pitcher's park, and the San Diego Padres are building a team around that park, with speed and good pitching," Garland said during a conference call Tuesday evening. ...

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