Jedd Gyorko and the San Diego Padres Agree to a Six-Year Extension


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San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres this morning have agreed to a six year extension with second baseman Jedd Gyorko that will be announced later today, as first reported by ESPN’s Keith Law. 

The deal according to Fox Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal is expected to be for 5 years with a club option for a sixth year and will be worth more than $32 million. 

Overall according to Rosenthal, Gyorko’s deal with Padres will cover one pre-arbitration year, three arbitration years and one free-agency year.

Jedd Gyorko‘s extension with the Padres also contains escalators which could increase value of deal on the back end of the deal and the club option is worth at least $13 million according to ESPN’s Jason Stark.

Jedd Gyorko’s extension with the Padres is also the 3rd-largest ever in Major League history for a player with one year service time. The largest being Atlanta Braves Shortstop Andrelton Simmons who last year signed a 7 year $58 million dollar extension and Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Ryan Braun who signed an 8 year extension for $45 million.

Jedd Gyorko is entering his second season in the major leagues and has become arguably the Padres best position player. Last season, Gyorko hit .249 with 23 home runs and 63 RBI’s. Gyorko finished second behind Robinson Cano for the most homeruns among Major League second baseman last season. Gyorko finished sixth place for NL Rookie of the Year despite leading all rookies in OBP (.301), SLG (.444), and home runs. His 23 home-runs was the third-most ever by a rookie second baseman. Gyorko also became the first rookie second baseman to lead his team in home-runs and RBI’s in a single season.