Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres have signed Mark Kotsay
to a one-year contract extension.
Kotsay, 36, entered Sunday batting .275 with one home run, six doubles and
nine RBI in 55 games for the Padres this year. He has started in left field,
right field and first base while going 9-for-31 as a pinch-hitter.
"Mark provides versatility and a very good late-game at-bat," said Padres
general manager Josh Byrnes. "He brings invaluable leadership to our club and
has become one of the key members of our team."
The California native also played for the Padres from 2001-03. He is a career
.278 hitter with 125 home runs and 703 RBI.
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