Huston Street and San Diego Padres Reportedly Agree on Contract Extension

Luis BatlleContributor IJuly 29, 2012

DENVER, CO - JUNE 30:  Huston Street #16 of the San Diego Padres pitches in relief in the ninth inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 30, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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The wait is over, as it's now official: Relief pitcher Huston Street isn't leaving his San Diego Padres clubhouse anytime soon.

Per a tweet from's Corey Brock, Street and the Padres have agreed on a two-year contract extension that would keep Street in San Diego through 2014, with an option for 2015.

#Padres and Huston Street agree on a 2-year deal for $14m with club option for 2015 worth $7m. Details soon at

— Follow The Padres (@FollowThePadres) July 29, 2012's senior baseball writer Buster Olney followed that report with a tweet that revealed the details of the new deal. Street is set to make $ 7 million per year for the next two seasons, and confirmed the club option in 2015.

Huston Street's new deal with the Padres. 2013 -- $7 million. $7 million for 2014. A club option at $7 million for 2015, with no buyout.

— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 29, 2012

Street is a proven reliever in the league, with 195 saves and counting for his career. In just his eighth season in the MLB, he's recorded 480 strikeouts in 466 innings pitched. This strike-throwing machine has constantly been able to make life tough for batters late in games, and he's doing just the same this year.

This season with the Padres has easily been the most impressive of his career. Street has thrown a whopping 39 strikeouts in 29.2 innings pitches and has 17 saves with an ERA of 0.91.

Talk about some outright jaw-dropping figures.

What's more? 

Street hasn't lost his team a game once this season and has given up just 11 hits—not to mention he has allowed just three in his last 16 appearances. It's been impressive to say the least, and Street will only continue to produce for the Padres in these next few seasons under contract.

At 43-59, the Padres need to keep every top-notch talent that they can. Being able to keep a talent like Street in the clubhouse is exactly the step in the right direction this team so desperately needs.

Make no mistake about it, this deal was an especially integral one to make for this San Diego organization.