Thursday, September 6, 2012

Padres Sign Denorfia to Two-Year Extension

San Diego Padres,  Chris Denorfia, contract extension

The San Diego Padres gave reserve outfielder Chris Denorfia a two-year, $4.25 million contract extension on Wednesday that will keep him in San Diego though the 2014 season.

Denorfia, 32, will make $2 million in 2013 and $2.25 million in 2014.

Denorfia, hitting .290/.346/.445 with six home runs while splitting time between all three outfield positions. The utility outfielder has seen much of his time this season in a platoon with right fielder Will Venable, hitting a stellar .333/.387/.490 in one hundred seventy plate appearances against left-handed pitching.

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