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Earlier this morning, I wrote that the Giants and Hunter Pence were aggressively pursuing a new deal that would keep Pence in the Bay Area. It turns out the deal has been agreed to.
The San Francisco Giants and Hunter Pence have agreed to a five-year, $90 million contract, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman and Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The deal will be announced tomorrow morning.
The deal is for $18 million per season. While that number is a bit high for a guy like Pence, he was a guy that the Giants couldn't let get away. He has been a leader on and off the field, a presence in the middle of the lineup and a guy that brings power to a power lacking Giants lineup.
This will help set the top of the market for the top free agent hitters this offseason. On the season, Pence has hit .282 with 26 home runs and 94 RBI's. He definitely earned a long-term contract.
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