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MLB: SD Padres CF Will Venable Agrees to 2-Year, $8.5 M Extension
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MLB: SD Padres CF Will Venable Agrees to 2-Year, $8.5 M Extension

Sep 3 2013, 8:00pm CDT | by

San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable agree to a two-year contract extension worth $8.5 million on Tuesday.

San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable agreed to a two-year extension on Tuesday.  According to U-T San Diego's Dennis Lin, Venable's extension is worth $8.5 million and will cover his first...

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MLB: SD Padres CF Will Venable Agrees to 2-Year, $8.5 M Extension

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San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable agree to a two-year contract extension worth $8.5 million on Tuesday.

San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable agreed to a two-year extension on Tuesday. 

According to U-T San Diego's Dennis Lin, Venable's extension is worth $8.5 million and will cover his first two years of arbitration. The new deal represents an increase from the $2.75 million he's making in 2013 as he is slated to earn $4.25 million in each of the next two seasons. 

The Padres made the announcement on their official Twitter page on Wednesday. The team wrote,"Padres sign OF Will Venable to a two-year contract extension through the 2015 season." 

Padres general manager affirms the value of Venable, who has done more than what the team has asked him to do. He recently told MLB.com,"Will has been very valuable on our roster. Not only has he done what we've asked him to do, but he's done even more." 

The Associated Press points out the 30-year-old Venable, the son of former major leaguer Max Venable, leads all National League outfielders with a .510 slugging percentage. He is second in the MLB behind the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (.588). 

He is just one of five players who have recorded at least 20 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 2013.

Corey Brock of MLB.com confirms the 20 homers are a career-high for Venable, who is just a hit away from surpassing his personal best of 110 hits in 2012.  

Venable certainly feels he's been making strides since breaking into the majors five years ago.

"Even though (statistically) I haven't been consistently been where I want to be, I feel each year I have taken steps toward being the player I want to be, with this year being the biggest step."

Cheers to a job well done, Will.  


 

 
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