Stammen has spent the past three seasons with the Padres, including posting a 3.29 ERA over 82 innings pitched in 76 appearance this past season. He has a 3.06 ERA in his time with the Padres, but he did spend the first seven years of his major league career with the Washington Nationals, where he had a 3.91 ERA and 370 strikeouts. His former team delivered the low point of his season last year, when they hit four consecutive home runs off of him.
Speaking of the Nationals, they hung on to another veteran in their infield one day after adding Starlin Castro, agreeing to a one-year contract with Asdrubal Cabrera. The deal is worth $2.5 million as he is now the fifth player to sign with the defending World Series Champions this season. He joins Stephen Strasburg, Howie Kendrick, Will Harris, and Castro. The 34-year-old played 131 games combined with the Texas Rangers and Nationals in 2019, but finished as champions in October with Washington after getting dealt there in early August.
This is his second stint with the Nationals, as the switch-hitting infielder hit .260 last season, including a .328 average with six home runs and 40 RBIs in 38 regular season games with the Nats. He does have 16 major league seasons under his belt, which began with the Cleveland Indians, who dealt him to the Nationals in 2014. He also spent time with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, and has played second base, third base, and shortstop. He is a career .268 hitter, and has two All-Star appearances, both of which came with the Indians. His best season came in 2011 when he hit 25 home runs and drove in 92 runs with Cleveland, although, he did more recently have a breakout year in 2018 with 23 home runs and 75 RBIs.