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Padres pick up Black's option years

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SAN DIEGO (AP)

The San Diego Padres have exercised the 2014 and 2015 option years in manager Bud Black's contract.

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The club previously had extended Black's contract through 2013.

Black replaced Bruce Bochy as manager before the 2007 season. He is 464-509 (.477) in six seasons, including a 90-72 mark in 2010. Black won the NL Manager of the Year Award that season.

Also Monday, the Padres agreed with outfielder Kyle Blanks on a $605,000, one-year deal to avoid arbitration.

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