Padres take a flyer on Jeff Suppan

The San Diego Padres on Wednesday signed veteran hurler Jeff Suppan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Last season, the 37-year-old right-hander went 11-8 with a 4.78 earned run average over 27 starts and one relief appearance with Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers.

Suppan last pitched in the majors in 2010, splitting the year with Milwaukee and St. Louis.

The 2006 NLCS MVP as a member of the Cardinals, Suppan has compiled a 138-143 record with a 4.69 ERA during his 16-year major league career.