Venable, Padres agree $2,675,000, 1-year deal

Outfielder Will Venable and the San Diego Padres have avoided
salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth
$2,675,000, a raise of $1.2 million.

The 30-year-old hit .264 last year with nine homers and 45
RBIs.

Seven Padres remain in arbitration: shortstop Everth Cabrera;
third baseman Chase Headley; right-handers Edinson Volquez and Luke
Gregerson; left-handers Clayton Richard and Joe Thatcher; and
catcher John Baker.