|Wolf, Padres agree in principle to 1-year deal|
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|Saturday, 01 December 2007 19:02|
The deal is contingent on Wolf passing a physical.
Wolf was with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season and didn't pitch after July 3 due to soreness in his left shoulder. He had surgery in September.
Wolf will earn approximately $4 million base salary if the deal goes through, according to a person with knowledge of the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been finalized.
Wolf was 9-6 with a 4.23 ERA in 18 starts with the Dodgers.
He would join a rotation that includes Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy, Chris Young and Greg Maddux.
Wolf has not completed a full season since 2003. He returned to pitching for Philadelphia in June 2006 after missing more than a year because of Tommy John surgery.
He signed an $8 million, one-year contract with his hometown Dodgers last offseason. The Dodgers had a $9 million option for 2008 that would have become guaranteed if he pitched 180 innings last year. Due to the sore shoulder, he pitched only 102 2-3 innings. Wolf earned $7.5 million last year, and got a $500,000 buyout.
Also Saturday, the Padres offered salary arbitration to catcher Michael Barrett and center fielder Mike Cameron. The Padres expect Barrett to accept and Cameron to decline. Cameron has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season after testing positive a second time for a banned stimulant.
The Padres declined to offer arbitration to left fielder Milton Bradley, who had surgery on his right knee in late September. Bradley tore the anterior circuit ligament in his right knee when Padres manager Bud Black spun him to the ground to keep him from going after umpire Mike Winters during a blowup on Sept. 23.