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The San Francisco Giants have finalized a $1 million, one-year contract with free agent reliever Guillermo Mota to bring him back for a third season.
The sides had agreed to terms in December. Mota has been added to the 40-man roster. Mota, a 38-year-old right-hander, has become a reliable option for manager Bruce Bochy. He went 2-2 with a 3.81 ERA in 52 outings last season for the NL West runners-up.
Mota's 80 1-3 innings last season were his third highest in 13 big league seasons and most since 2004, when he pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Marlins.
Mota made one appearance against Texas during the 2010 World Series, when the Giants wrapped up the franchise's first championship since moving West in 1958.
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Madison Bumgarner took a huge step forward in his second season as a pro and shot up the charts as a result. While his ERA rose from 3.00 to 3.21, he decreased his FIP (3.66 to 2.67), WHIP (1.31 to 1.21) and walks (2.11 BB/9 to 2.02 BB/9) while increasing his strikeouts (6.97 K/9 to 8.40 K/9). A lot of people will remember his historic performance on June 21 when he allowed 10 hits...
Well, I’m done posting interviews from Giants Media Day. If you missed ‘em, here they are:
Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy (blogger interview session)
Almost nine months after his last game, star catcher Buster Posey is getting ready to return to the Giants, which may be the just the remedy San Francisco needs, writes Joe Lemire.
The Giants likely completed their pre-Spring Training procedural moves Wednesday by adding right-hander Guillermo Mota and infielder Ryan Theriot to the 40-man roster while designating outfielder Justin Christian for assignment.
Team expects player to report to Arizona on time
So where have we heard this before?
"I’m very, very confident that this is the team to beat." -Angel Pagan on the Giants
That's it Angel, reach for the stars. You're better at that than you were at reaching for fly balls. And congratulations ... for you're now the Jimmy Rollins of the National League West. Prepare to be hated by your new friends in L.A...