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Padres, Torrealba agree on 1-year deal

Updated: February 5, 2010, 2:24 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Yorvit Torrealba, one of the few remaining free agent catchers, has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the San Diego Padres.

Torrealba will play for a $750,000 salary this season, and will receive a $500,000 buyout if the Padres and the catcher don't exercise a mutual option on him for 2011, for $3.5 million.

Torrealba, 31, hit .291 for the Colorado Rockies last season, with two homers and 31 RBIs, and had numerous hits in big spots down the stretch; with runners ...

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