Padres sign 2B Jedd Gyorko to six-year, $35 million extension
The San Diego Padres have signed second baseman Jedd Gyorko to a six-year extension, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the deal is worth $35 million.
The deal keeps Gyorko, who has played only 137 games in MLB, on the team for one year of his free agency eligibility and will also cover one pre-arbitration year, in addition to three arbitration-eligible seasons.
The second baseman hit 23 home runs and 26 doubles for the Padres as a rookie in 2013, but batted just .249 with 123 strikeouts.
Source: Gyorko deal with #Padres is six years for more than $32M. @Buster_ESPN first reported that a deal was in place.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 14, 2014
Gyorko deal with #Padres covers one pre-arb year, three arb years and one FA year. It also includes a club option for a seventh season. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 14, 2014