Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 9/3/13
The incredible hot-streak by Padres outfielder Will Venable was punctuated by an exclamation point today, as the Padres have announced that they have signed Venable to a two-year contract extension amounting to approximately $8.5 million. General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement Tuesday morning. Venable, 30, has been with the Padres organization since making his debut in 2008 and is now guaranteed to stay with the club through the 2015 season. Venable has certainly made a name for himself this season, becoming more consistent in his plate appearances and batting .273 on the season with 20 homeruns, 49 RBI and 15 stolen bases. On top of that, Venable was named as the National League Player of the Week on August 18th. The $8.5 million salary that Venable will be receiving for the 2014 and 2015 seasons more than doubles his career earnings of $5.4 million. Venable has been known to be a streaky player at times, showing brilliance later on in the season after starting off cold....
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