The San Diego Padres have been busy lately with all of their press releases. They’ve recently announced that they’ve signed Wil Myers to a contract through the 2022 season with a club option for 2023.
“We’re excited to secure a player with talent like Wil’s for the next six years,” said A. J. Preller. “Wil has shown that he wants to be in San Diego and wants to be a Padre, and he is going to be an integral part of our team and the community as we continue to build a championship club.”
Myers, 26, set career highs in pretty much every offensive category in 2016 for the Padres. He hit 28 homers, 29 doubles, 4 triples, and hit .256 for the season. Myers was also selected to his first career All Star team.
“I want to thank the Padres organization for giving me this opportunity, and Padres fans for their support,” said Myers. “I’ve loved my time in San Diego and I’m excited to be a part of what we’re building for the future.”
Padres Sign Yangervis Solarte
In other news, the Padres signed infielder Yangervis Solarte to a contract through the 2018 season with club options for 2019 and 2020. Solarte had a career year for the Padres as well. He had a 14-game hitting streak that helped him finish the season with a .286 average. He also racked up 26 doubles, 1 triple, 15 homers, 71 RBI and 55 runs scored in just 108 games for the Padres.
Statement From Padres On Chargers Leaving San Diego
“We are deeply disappointed by the news that the Chargers are leaving San Diego. The Chargers are a community treasure, and we have always believed that San Diego is better off with the team here. That said, we know San Diego will continue to grow and become an even more vibrant community.”
Side Note: If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Chargers new logo (that only lasted a few days), take a look below. Word on the street is is a lot of Los Angeles Dodgers fans (and other LA sports teams) weren’t too excited about the new logo, and the Chargers have announced that they won’t be using it.