Slowed by knee injury, Gerut gets minor league deal from Padres

Updated: January 21, 2008, 7:28 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Outfielder Jody Gerut agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres on Monday.

If he's added to the 40-man roster, Gerut would receive a $700,000, one-year contract and could make an additional $210,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.

He missed the last two seasons due to a knee injury.

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