Eckstein agrees to extend deal

Updated: August 22, 2009, 10:48 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Second baseman David Eckstein and the San Diego Padres agreed to a one-year contract extension on Saturday.

Eckstein, who signed a one-year deal as a free agent in January, leads all major league second basemen with a .998 fielding percentage. Eckstein, playing exclusively at second base for the first time in his nine-year career, has made just one error.

"I really enjoy the role I have here," Eckstein said.

Eckstein is hitting .255 with one homer and 38 RBIs in ...

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