Padres Reward Closer Huston Street With Contract Extension


Denis Poroy/Getty Images(MIAMI) — At one point it looked like the San Diego Padres would become sellers at the trade deadline, but instead they’re locking down. The Padres have given closer Huston Street a two-year extension worth $14 million.

Street has been tremendous in his first season with the Padres. In 31 appearances, Street is 2-0 with a .91 ERA along with 17 saves. The Padres acquired Street in a trade with the Colorado Rockies back in December.

"You find a place your comfortable with, obvious success makes your more comfortable, but also the team, my teammates, wanting to be a teammate with these guys for an extended period of time," Street said. "It’s a two-year deal with an option so if the team picks up that option it’s three years, that’s four years in San Diego, at least. I think the organization itself is a bunch of people that I like, that I like being around, that I want ot go play for and ultimately you have to believe in that, you have to believe in everybody involved."

In his eight year career, Street has 195 career saves with a 2.97 ERA. He won the American League Rookie of the Year Award back in 2005 with the Oakland Athletics.

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