Padres and Musgrove reach contractual agreement


Joe Musgrove and the Padres reach a deal that will tie the right-hander to his hometown team until at least 2027.

The deal is supposed to last for five years and $100 million, and multiple sources have said the parties are close enough that it’s surprising a deal isn’t announced by early next week, possibly starting Monday.

Musgrove, a Grossmont High graduate who in April 2021 pitched the only no-hitter in franchise history, met with Padres president Peter Seidler on Friday. Musgrove is scheduled to start against the Twins on Saturday and is expected to undergo a physical on Sunday.

The teams have been talking on and off since spring training. The team recently hit the average annual value that Musgrove said it would take to stay with the team.

Multiple sources said what Musgrove would earn in his new contract was far less than he could have earned as a free agent in the offseason. But Musgrove has long said he wants to stay with the Padres, who he grew up for. Her family had memberships when Petco Park opened. Since joining the team via trade in January 2021, Musgrove has worn No. 44 in honor of Jake Peavy, his favorite player growing up.

Musgrove’s 2.63 ERA ranks fifth in the National League. His 2.97 ERA since the start of 2021 ranks 16th in the majors.


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