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Giles has missed two straight games with a tight right hamstring.
Giles re-signed with the Padres Thursday for $30 million over three years. The right fielder will earn $9 million per season from 2006-08, with a $9 million option for 2009, which could increase the deal's value to $36 million over four years. The Padres have a $3 million buyout for 2009. Giles hit .301 in 158 games with 15 home runs and 83 RBIs for the Padres last season.
It looks like Giles will not play for the Padres in 2006, after the team turned down the latest contract proposal from the outfielder's agent -- which was reportedly for three years and approximately $30 million.
Giles has been on a hot streak as of late, in his last four games, he's 8-for-19 with seven extra-base hits, including two homers. Of course it's coming on the road where he's hitting .340, 7 HR, 28 RBI. At Petco, he's hitting .214 without a HR and 3 RBI.
Giles has been on a hot streak of late for the Padres. In his last four games, he's 8-for-19 with seven extra-base hits, including two homers. His production is coming on the road, where he's hitting .340 with seven homers and 28 RBI. At Petco, he's hitting .214 without a home run and three RBI.
Giles broke out of his recent slump in a big way on Thursday, going 4-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Padres' outfielder, who had been hitless in his previous 22 at-bats going into the game, improved his season batting average from .175 to .206 with Thursday's performance.
A career .297 hitter, Giles was bound to get back on track. In 28 games this season, he has four home runs, 16 RBI and two stolen bases.
Giles has been in a bit of a funk at the plate all season, but his struggles have mounted recently. The Padres' outfielder went 0-for-5 in Wednesday's win over the Colorado Rockies, extending his hitless streak to 22 at-bats. A career .296 hitter, Giles currently is batting .175 with three home runs, 11 RBI and two stolen bases in 27 games.
Giles is putting the ball in play, as he's struck out just once during his current drought. Expect him to get back in a groove sooner rather than later.
Giles has taken a liking to Coors Field. After going 1-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in Monday's season opener against the Colorado Rockies, the Padres' outfielder topped the performance by notching a double, home run, two walks and five RBI in four at-bats during Wednesday's 14-6 victory.
Giles is taking advantage of the Padres' road games, as homers in PETCO Park are hard to come by. In 159 games last season, he batted .284 with 23 home runs, 94 RBI and 10 stolen bases.