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.
Ron Fowler announced on #PadresSH that the team has signed OF Seth Smith to a 2-year contract extension with club option for 2017
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 2, 2014
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.