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Agent: Pads slugger almost sure to test market

The agent for Adrian Gonzalez says it's "pretty much a fait accompli" that the Padres slugger will test the free-agent market after the 2011 season.

John Boggs says he met with general manager Jed Hoyer this week and that nothing has changed with either side.

Boggs says he'll seek market value for the three-time All-Star and doesn't anticipate the Padres veering from their financial structure.

Hoyer says the type of contract Gonzalez will seek in free agency is something that only a handful of markets can support, "and San Diego is not one of them."

Hoyer says it doesn't make sense to make an offer that doesn't come close to what Gonzalez would want.