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Monday
Apr142014

Jedd Gyorko Signs Contract Extension with Padres 

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The San Diego Padres have signed second baseman Jedd Gyorko to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Monday.

The deal is worth $35 million and includes a team option for a sixth season worth $13 million, according to ESPN.

Last season, the 25-year-old Gyorko led the team with 23 home runs in 125 games. 

"We are happy to sign Jedd and secure the rights to two free agent years," general manager Josh Byrnes said in a statement. "Jedd is a homegrown player in his fifth season with the Padres organization and has been a consistent performer every step of the way."

In the team's first 12 games this season, Gyorko is batting just .163 with one home run.

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