Originally written September 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Right fielder Chris Denorfia on Wednesday became the sixth San Diego Padre to get a contract extension this season. Liking the "niche" he has found with the Padres, Denorfia accepted a two-season extension that will pay him $2 million in 2013 and $2.25 million in 2014. The 32-year-old outfielder made $1.165 million this season. "It's a great day for me and my family," said Denorfia. "I've been grinding it out year by year, sometimes not having a contract. I am enjoying this year even if it's not exactly in a traditional role, and I'm excited about being part of what the Padres are doing." Denorfia is hitting .290 this season with six homers and 30 RBI while forming a platoon in right with Will Venable. Denorfia has been starting against left-handers and is batting .333 against left-handed pitching with three homers and 19 RBI in 153 at-bats. Denorfia joined the Padres before the 2010 season as a minor league free agent after his ...
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