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Jedd Gyorko is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Alexi Amarista is at second base Sunday in Gyorko's place. Yonder Alonso is also getting a breather, with Tommy Medica covering first base.

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Dropped to the sixth spot in the lineup, Jedd Gyorko went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Saturday against the Giants.

Gyorko opened the season batting third and fourth, but he's hitting just .148 in 18 games, necessitating the drop. He's 2-for-18 since landing his five-year, $35 million deal on April 14.

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Padres signed 2B Jedd Gyorko to a six-year contract extension with a club option for 2020.

The extension will begin in 2015 and is worth a total of $35 million guaranteed. Gyorko will earn $2 million next season, $4 million in 2016, $6 million in 2017, $9 million in 2018, and $9 million in 2019. The option is worth $13 million and carries a $1 million buyout. The Padres bought out all of his arbitration seasons and one year of free agency in the deal. Apparently the Padres saw enough in his rookie season to want to make a long-term commitment.

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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Padres have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Jedd Gyorko.

ESPN's Keith Law says it's a six-year deal with a seventh-year option, and FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal pegs the total value at "more than $32 million." Gyorko wasn't going to be arbitration-eligible until after the 2015 campaign, so this extension buys out all three of his arbitration seasons and one year of free agency. The 25-year-old second baseman batted .249/.301/.444 with 23 home runs and 63 RBI in 125 games last summer as a rookie.

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Jedd Gyorko hit a home run off Max Scherzer, his first homer of the season, in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

The homer was Gyorko's first of the year after he hit 23 bombs in his rookie campaign last year. He's gotten off to a slow start in 2014, batting .163 with a .229 on-base percentage, as an extension of the Padres' sluggish offense early in the season.

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Jedd Gyorko 2-for-4 with three runs batted in as the Padres lost to the Indians on Tuesday.

Gyorko has been ice cold to start the season, so the Padres were happy to see him contribute to the offensive effort. He knocked in two runs in the fourth inning with a double, and added another run on a single in the sixth.

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Jedd Gyorko went 1-for-3 with his first RBI of the Cactus League season as the Padres and Diamondbacks played to a 2-2 tie on Sunday.

The 25-year-old is hitting .250 (5-for-20) in the early-going, but has just one extra-base hit and has fanned five times. He should knock more balls over the boards than most at the second base position, but is completely devoid of speed and could deliver a questionable average.

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Jedd Gyorko blasted a grand slam home run on Sunday, but it still wasn't enough for the Padres to overcome the Giants.

The fifth-inning blast off Jake Dunning was Gyorko's only hit in four trips to the plate. The 25-year-old rookie second baseman certainly made good on his power production during his first season in the big leagues, slashing .249/.301/.444 with 23 homers, 62 runs, 63 RBI and a 123/33 K/BB ratio in just 125 games. If he can learn to control the strike zone better and cut down on the strikeouts, the potential is there for him to become a truly elite middle infielder offensively.

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Jedd Gyorko blasted a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

He finished 1-for-4 with a walk. Gyorko has collected an impressive 21 homers, 55 RBI and 59 runs in his rookie campaign, but he's going to have to improve his contact rate and pitch selection next year. The 25-year-old owns a .245/.296/.433 slash line with a poor 121/31 K/BB ratio over 121 games.

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Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Gyorko's two-out, three-run shot off of Jeff Locke in the third inning got the scoring going, and that wound up being all the runs the Padres would need. Though his 114/24 K/BB ratio leaves a lot to be desired and he has dealt with inconsistency, Gyorko is closing in on a 20-homer rookie season.