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Padres Exercise Option On Adrian Gonzalez

The Padres announced today they've exercised their $6.2MM club option for 2011 on first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.  The option reached that amount due to incentives, tweets MLB.com's Corey Brock.  Given Gonzalez's production, this was an obvious decision.

Gonzalez, 28, hit .298/.393/.511 with 31 home runs this year in 692 plate appearances.  He'll earn over $100MM as a free agent after the 2011 season, but the Padres' willingness to trade him this winter might be affected by their unexpected success in 2010.








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