|Apr. 14 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-San Diego Padres and second baseman Jedd Gyorko have agreed to a six-year contract that adds $35 million over five seasons through 2019. Gyorko's agreement, which replaces a one-year deal agreed to last month, includes a team option for 2020. San Diego essentially buys out one year of free agency and possibly two.
Analysis: Gyorko proved himself with a big rookie season, hitting .249 with 23 home runs and 63 RBIs. His previous deal called for $510,900 this year in the major leagues and $294,000 in the minors. The new contract eliminates the lower minor league pay and adds salaries $2 million in 2015, $4 million in 2016, $6 million in 2017, $9 million in 2018 and $13 million in 2019. San Diego's 2020 club option is at $13 million with a $1 million buyout. The buyout can escalate by up to $750,000 based on achievements.