Former Phillie Randy Wolf will get a nice payday if he can make 30 starts and pitch 200 innings for the San Diego Padres.
The lefthander finalized a one-year deal with the Padres yesterday that will top out at $9 million if he attains all his incentives. He will make $4.75 million in base pay.
Wolf was 9-6 with a 4.23 ERA in 18 starts with the Los Angeles Dodgers this year. He did not pitch after July 3 because of soreness in his left shoulder. He had surgery in September.
Catcher Paul Lo Duca, 35, has agreed to a one-year deal with Washington pending a physical, according to several media reports. In 2007, Lo Duca batted .272 for the New York Mets, who did not re-sign him.
Eric Gagne and Milwaukee finalized a one-year, $10 million contract. Gagne, the NL's Cy Young Award winner in 2003, finished last season with Boston.
Free-agent outfielder Kosuke Fukudome was expected to announce late last night whether he would play in Japan in 2008 or pursue one of several offers from U.S. clubs, ESPN.com reported.
He has drawn interest from the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, San Francisco Giants, and San Diego Padres.
The players' association filed a grievance to overturn the 15-day suspension given to Kansas City outfielder Jose Guillen for allegedly violating baseball's drug program.
Guillen and Baltimore's Jay Gibbons were suspended Thursday by commissioner Bud Selig after media reports that they received human growth hormone after January 2005, when it was banned by baseball.