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Padres exercise $9 million option on Brian Giles

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[November 08, 2008]  SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres on Friday exercised their $9 million option on right fielder Brian Giles, whose .398 on-base percentage was one of the best in baseball.

The 37-year-old will be back for his seventh season with his hometown Padres. The team had a choice between the option or a $3 million buyout.

Giles hit .306 with 40 doubles and 12 homers, along with 63 RBIs and 87 walks.

Giles is a career .294 hitter in parts of 14 big league seasons with the Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates and Padres.

[Associated Press]

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