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              === Padres sign OF Venable to two-year extension ===
 
 San  Diego, CA  (Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres have signed outfielder
 Will Venable to a two-year contract extension.
 
 The extension, which runs through the 2015 season, was announced Tuesday.
 
 Venable,  30, is batting .273 with a .315 on-base percentage in 129 games this
 season. He has 20 home runs, 18 doubles, seven triples, 15 stolen bases and 49
 RBI.
 
 In  parts of six major league seasons, all with the Padres, Venable has batted
 .257  with  a .323  on-base percentage.  He has played  right field and center
 field this season.
 
 
 09/03 13:41:48 ET