Padres Extend Huston Street
Good morning everyone! Are you all enjoying your coffee and getting your #breakfasttown going on? Good. As you all enjoy your bacon, eggs, french toast, hash browns (this sounds real good right now), some of you might be delighted to know that the Padres and Huston Street have agreed to a two year $14 million dollar contract extension with a club option in 2015
“Huston has done a fantastic job for us, and he’s fit our clubhouse well,” said Padres GM Josh Byrnes. “He’s about to turn 29. We think this is a good decision to solidify the position for us.”
Huston, the lone Padres representative in Kansas City this season, is currently making $7.5 million. Huston missed 29 games with his strained right lat. However, since coming off the disabled list onm June 5, Huston has been pitching very well for the Padres. He has posted a 0.90 ERA and 13 saves.
With this contract extension, the Padres have taken another trading chip off the market and along with Cameron Maybin and recently extended Carlos Quentin, they represent the largest commitment of Padres payroll for 2013.