Jun 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Seth Smith (12) during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING NEWS: Padres Extend Seth Smith


The San Diego Padres have announced that the team has extended outfielder Seth Smith through the 2016 season, with an option for the 2017 season, for $13 million dollars. This coming as more and more rumors begin to circulate that Smith was one of the trading chips the team was looking to move.

 

Smith finished just short of a cycle at the plate last night, the second time he’s done so this season. On the year, Smith is hitting .281 with 9 bombs and 25 driven in, in 77 games for the Friars. Prior to the extension, Smith was slated to become an unrestricted free agent following this season. He was acquired this past winter from the Oakland Athletics for bullpen stalwart Luke Gregerson.

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  • Nick619chargers4life

    Wow that’s a good move from the Pads I haven’t seen in a while . So does this mean he is off the trading block ?

  • Longlostdogg

    God awful move by the san diego padres. I am so upset with the leadership of this team. It looks like we are settling for mediocrity for another 3 years in not moving one of our best selling points at the trade deadline. I am so sick of the culture and how we accept being below 500 every year. No discredit to seth smith who is having a great year and all of a sudden became the face of our franchise but we should be looking to get younger and improve in the future rather than settling for this. We need to make changes asap and this is a terrible way to start. The padres are losing their young fan base by the minute