Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/29/12

For the second time in as many Sundays, the Padres stunned their fans and likely some baseball experts by extending the contract of a player who many felt would be traded at the deadline.

Right-handed closer Huston Street signed a two-year, $14 million contract Sunday with a club option for 2015 for a third straight $7 million season.

Last Sunday, the Padres signed LF Carlos Quentin to a three-year extension with an option for 2016.

"It says a lot that two, well-respected players who have been on a couple other teams have made a commitment to this team," said Padres manager Bud Black. "It sends a message to the fans, teammates, everyone. It signals a lot of positive things."

"I wanted this to happen," said Street, who turns 29 on Aug. 2. Street, who is the highest-paid Padre this season at $7.5 million, had an option for 2013 at $9 million with a buyout of $500,000.

"I think both sides can be happy about this contract," said Street, who was the Padres lone representative on the National League All-Star team earlier this month. "Some will say it is a team-friendly contract. But I'm happy."

Street is 2-0 with 17 saves in as many chances this season with a 0.91 earned run average in 31 games. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run over his last 17 outings. He has allowed three hits and three walks with 21 strikeouts over 15 innings during the run. Street's streak of 17 straight successful save conversions is the longest active streak in the National League while his perfect save percentage leads all major league closers.

In 29 career outings at Petco Park, including 18 this year, Street is 2-0 with a 0.33 ERA. He has converted 15 of a possible 16 save opportunities, held opponents to a .120 batting average and 41 has strikeouts against eight walks.

Street was acquired by the Padres last Dec. 7, a day after closer Heath Bell signed with the Miami Marlins as a free agent. The Padres traded LHP Nick Schmidt, a former first-round draft, to the Rockies to acquire Street.

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