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According to a tweet by ESPN Deporte’s Enrique Rojas, the Giants have signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a one-year, $6 million dollar contract to avoid arbitration.
The switch-hitting Cabrera, 27, batted .305/.339/.470 (.809 OPS) with 18 HR, 44 doubles, 87 RBI, 201 hits, 102 runs, and 20 steals in a breakout season with the Royals last year.
Acquired in the trade that sent Jonathan Sanchez to Kansas City on Nov. 7, the Melk Man earned $1.25 million dollars last season. He is eligible to become a free agent after the 2012 season.
The Giants, who also reached agreement with Angel Pagan yesterday, now have five unsigned arbitration-eligible players: Santiago Casilla, Tim Lincecum, Sergio Romo, Pablo Sandoval, and Nate Schierholtz.
Today is the day in which teams and players exchange arbitration figures.
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What Giants fans really need to be concerned about is Brian Wilson‘s elbow.
San Francisco’s closer was limited to two relief appearances over the final six weeks of the 2011 season due to a strained right elbow.
The good news is—according to Henry Schulman at the San Francisco Chronicle—Wilson has begun playing hard catch from a distance of 90 feet...
Angel Villalona, the 21-year old phenom who made headlines when he was arrested on murder charges in 2009, will be in camp when the Giants begin preparing for Cactus League action in Scottsdale, Ariz. next month.
According to Bobby Evans, the Giants’ VP of baseball operations, Villalona is still working on getting his U.S. work visa approved but <a title="San Jose Mercury...
Don’t worry, Giants fans. We still have that other Cabrera.
Orlando Cabrera—no relation to Melky—has retired from baseball, according to this tweet from ESPN Deporte’s Enrique Rojas:
Orlando Cabrera anunció hoy en Colombia su retiro del béisbol. Gran carrera. Vaya en paz!!!!!
— Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 18, 2012
O-Cab played in just 39 games for the...
Joe Panik was the Giants first round draft pick last season and when his name was called there were some people that thought this was a reach. Well Panik signed quickly and was designated to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Northwest League and tore things up.
Panik isn’t known to have the most flashy of skills but he is a guy that seems to play above his tools...
Tuesday was the last day that teams could announce the amount of money they would want to offer their arbitration-eligible players, but it was the San Francisco Giants who ended up making a move that would allow them to not have to worry about what to do with one of their stars on offense. They inked third baseman and crowd favorite Pablo Sandoval to a three year, $17.15 million...
According to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes, Orlando Cabrera has announced his retirement, via a Colombian radio station. Cabrera spent 15 seasons in the Majors spending time with the Expos, Red Sox, Angels, White Sox, Athletics, Twins, Indians and Giants.
Last season Cabrera started off the year with the Indians before making his to the Bay and joining the Giants via the trade route...
The San Francisco Giants have signed outfielder Angel Pagan to a one-year, $4.85 million contract.
Pagan was acquired by the club last month in a trade with the New York Mets for outfielder Andres Torres and relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez.
The 30-year-old Pagan is expected to take over in center field for the departed Carlos Beltran, who signed with St. Louis during the offseason...
Outfielder Melky Cabrera and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration, a person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press.
A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that outfielder Melky Cabrera and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration
A preliminary hearing in the case of two men accused of attacking San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot was scheduled for March 13.
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Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are charged in the attack, which left Stow hospitalized for months. Stow is now at a rehabilitation facility in the Bay area after...
New contract erases third baseman's arbitration-eligible years.
Contract erases third baseman's arbitration-eligible years.
The Tim Lincecum arbitration process, now in full swing, would have prompted a chuckle out of Charlie Finley. Of all the player-friendly language in baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the stuff pertaining to...