Posted August 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
The San Diego Padres have signed first baseman/outfielder Mark Kotsay to a one-year contract extension. Kotsay was eligible for free agency at the end of the season. The 36-year-old went into Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates hitting .275 with one home run and nine RBIs in 55 games. Kotsay has made 15 starts in left field, five in right field and two at first base. San Diego general manager Josh Byrnes says Kotsay provides versatility, a very good late-game at-bat and ''invaluable leadership.'' Kotsay is in his 16th season and has also played with the Florida Marlins, Oakland, Atlanta, Boston, the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee. He is a .278 lifetime hitter with 125 homers.

Mark Kotsay Agrees to Extension

Press Release Provided by the San Diego Padres Media Department: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have agreed to terms on a contract extension with infielder/outfielder Mark Kotsay through the 2013 season. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. “Mark provides versatility and a very good late-game at-bat,” said Byrnes...

Padres sign Kotsay to one-year extension

Mark Kotsay's veteran presence and contributions off the bench this season have convinced the San Diego Padres to sign him to one-year contract extension that will keep him in San Diego through the 2013 season, the team announced Sunday. "I enjoy my role here," Kotsay said, according to "Being a part of this club going forward is exciting for me, to...

Padres place closer Street on DL

San Diego Padres closer Huston Street was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strain near his pitching shoulder. The team said Street has a strained right lat. He left Friday night's game against Miami after issuing a two-out walk in the 10th inning and was scheduled for an MRI exam Saturday. The right-hander said he didn't think it was a major injury. San...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-10-12

It was a good night to be starting pitcher. Matt Palmer turned in the worst start out of all of the Padres’ minor league starters, and he allowed just 2 earned runs and pitched into the 6th. Casey Kelly continued his rehab as he shut the Springfield Cardinals down. Every minor league affiliate won tonight besides the T-Pads thanks in large part to all of the strong pitching performances...

Padres' Street appears headed to disabled list with calf strain

Friday should have been remembered as a great night for the San Diego Padres. Third baseman Chase Headley homered from both sides of the plate as the Padres rallied from their biggest deficit of the season to defeat Pittsburgh 9-8 for their 10th straight win at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. But closer Huston Street pulled up lame on the game's final play as his 21st straight save...

Daily Friar 8.12.12

The way that the Padres are playing right now has me really excited for next year. I know that is looking ahead pretty far, but if this team can stay together and be cohesive then I think there could be good things ahead. In the most recent issue of Sports Illustrated they said that the Padres have a decent chance at contending next year, and I tend to agree. Josh Byrnes is beginning...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-12-12

Dane Phillips continues a recent power surge, but the Emeralds fall to the Dust Devils 5-3. Despite a great start from Eddie Kunz, the wheel came off for the Missions in the 9th as they end up losing 6-1. Tucson gets blown out by the Storm Chasers in a game where 2 separate Storm Chasers recorded 5 hits.Hitting Prospect of the Day: Dane PhillipsPitching Prospect of the Day: Eddie...

Exploring the Arsenal – Ross Ohlendorf

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...

Trade Chase Headley!!!

Josh Byrnes is a very confusing dude. Carlos Quentin the hottest trade chip out there? Screw that, he signs him to an extension to the 2015 season. The "experts" say, "OK, OK, we'll give you the Quentin signing since he's a hometown guy, but seriously, Josh you have to trade Huston Street. He's injury prone and why would this horrible team need to spend...

Braves struggle against hot Padres in loss

ATLANTA (AP) -- Eric Stults combined with two relievers on a five-hitter, Chase Headley homered and drove in two runs and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday night. Stults (3-2) gave up five hits and one run in 7 2-3 innings -- his longest start in three years. While with the Dodgers, Stults beat the Giants 8-0 on May 9, 2009, his last complete game. The...

Daily Friar 8.11.12

Let's take a minute and talk about prospects. They are supposed to be the next stars of your team and help your team make it to the promise land. However, let's get one thing clear, prospects can always go either way once they hit the majors. Obviously you want your guy to be crushing it in the minors and then continue to do so in the majors. Manny Machado of the Orioles...

Game 114: Pirates 11 Padres 5

"One swing."That's what I told myself when the Padres took their 4-0 lead in the first inning today.  As I wrote earlier today, the Pirates are playing badly. I'm trying to take the long view of the season here, but they're not making it super-easy. A sweep to the Padres with Ross Ohlendorf on the mound? That'd be tough to stomach, wild card lead or no...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres – Game 113

I put last night’s game mostly on Hurdle.  McDonald shouldn’t have pitched in his last game, let alone this game, and you can see why.  He clearly needs to get things together, outside of the rotation.  That is 100% Clint Hurdle’s fault. Clint Hurdle should have taken McDonald out before the damage was done.  He [...]
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