Padres extend OF Chris Denorfia

Updated: September 5, 2012, 11:02 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Denorfia and the San Diego Padres agreed Wednesday to a $4.25 million, two-year contract that runs through the 2014 season.

The 32-year-old outfielder was batting .290 with six homers and 30 RBIs in 283 at-bats going into Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 8 for 25 (.320) as a pinch-hitter.

"We are excited to extend Chris to a two-year contract," general manager Josh Byrnes said in a statement. "He has proven to be a valuable and versatile ...

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