The San Diego Padres have signed 28-year old righty Kevin Correia and 25-year old righty reliever Oneli Perez to minor league contracts. Correia pitched in 25 games (19 starts) with the Giants last season and he was 3-8 with a 6.05 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He has now pitched in 170 games (46 starts) in his major league career and he is 14-22 with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. Look for Correia to possibly win a spot in the starting rotation for the Padres in 2009. Oneli Perez pitched in 38 games (1 start) in AA + AAA ball last season and he was 2-3 with 2 saves, a 5.93 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP. The fact that Perez whiffed 76 batters in 60.2 innings in the minors last season which definately caught the Padres’ eyes.