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Padres extend veteran outfielder Mark Kotsay through 2013

Aug 12, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

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Mark Kotsay has posted a weak .275/.333/.363 batting line in 111 plate appearances this season and isn’t much of a defender at age 36, but Corey Brock of writes that Padres have been “impressed” with the veteran outfielder’s clubhouse presence and signed him Sunday to a contract extension that runs through the 2013 season.

No word yet on the financial terms of the new contract, though it’s doubtful to be overly lucrative.

Kotsay is earning $1.25 million here in 2012 as a bench bat and backup outfielder on a San Diego squad that is currently 13 games under the .500 mark. The 15-year MLB veteran has also played for the Marlins, Athletics, Braves, Red Sox, White Sox and Brewers.

  1. riverace19 - Aug 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    You have to hand it to Kotsay for making mediocrity last for 15 years in MLB

    • Glenn - Aug 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      He must be one heck of a good guy and clubhouse presence. Good for him.

  2. zzalapski - Aug 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Are we sure the Padres meant Mark’s clubhouse presence and not his smoking hot wife’s?

    • Jeremiah Graves - Aug 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      Pics or it didn’t happen…

  3. pisano - Aug 12, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    The only way the Padres will extend a player is if he’s on the cheap, hopefully with the new ownership coming in that will change.

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