SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have signed outfielder Will Venable to an $8.5 million, two-year contract extension through 2015.
Venable, the son of former big leaguer Max Venable, will make $4.25 million each of the next two seasons. Venable was San Diego's seventh-round draft pick in the 2005 amateur draft and made his debut on Aug. 29, 2008.
He's hitting .273 with a career-high 20 home runs, and has 15 stolen bases. He leads NL outfielders with a .510 slugging percentage and is second in the majors to the Angels' Mike Trout (.588).
He's one of five players with at least 20 home runs and 15 stolen bases.