Chris Denorfia celebrates after hitting a solo home run Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Padres Agree To Terms On Contract Extension With Chris Denorfia


The O’Malley-Seidler-Fowler ownership group has made its first “official” splash as the new owners of the San Diego Padres, by having the club and outfielder Chris Denorfia agree to terms on a two-year contract extension.

The deal runs through 2014 with a reported $4.25 million.

“We are excited to extend Chris to a two-year contract through 2014,” Padres Executive President/General Manager Josh Byrnes said in a press release.

“He has proven to be a valuable and versatile player for us over the last three seasons, and his style of play is infectious.”

Denorfia, 32, has spent part of  three years with the Padres (2010-2012), he has hit .279 with 44 doubles, nine triples, 20 home runs, 85 RBI, 120 runs scored and 28 stolen bases in 319 games played.

 

This season Denorfia is currently batting .290 with six home runs, 30 RBI and nine stolen bases.

The Connecticut native was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 19th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.

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