Padres Re-Sign Beck

Rod Beck will forego the chance to close with the Colorado Rockies. Instead he has decided to go where the money is. Beck re-signed with the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

Rod Beck, 20-of-20 in save opportunities for the Padres in 2003, has decided to stay in San Diego.

Beck re-signed with the Padres on Saturday in a one-year deal with an option for another. The numbers of the deal have not been reported, but it is more than the $1 million Colorado was offering him to become their closer in 2004.

Beck will now return as a setup man to Trevor Hoffman. His one dream was to get 300 saves. He is currently 14 shy of that mark. With the potential of a two year deal, Beck likely figured he would have a good shot spelling Hoffman on occasion.

The Padres are expected to announce a deal with Japanese reliever Akinori Otsuka as early as Monday evening and rumors of Steve Kline or Ricardo Rincon being pursued are heating up.

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