OF Will Venable Agrees To Contract Extension With San Diego

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Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Outfielder Will Venable agreed to a two-year contract extension with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. The new deal, which will take the 30-year-old through the 2015 season, is worth $8.5 million, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Padres chose Venable in the seventh round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. He made his big league debut on Aug. 29, 2008.

In 1,982 at-bats with San Diego, Venable is batting .257 with 65 home runs, 280 runs and 237 RBIs. He has 101 stolen bases in 662 career games.

He is currently one of five players in the majors this season with at least 20 home runs and 15 stolen bases.

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