Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/3/12
Free agent center fielder Angel Pagan, a cornerstone of the San Francisco Giants' World Series championship run, has reached an agreement with the Giants on a four-year contract that will pay him $40 million, multiple media outlets reported Monday. The deal is dependent on Pagan passing a physical. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported that Pagan will receive a $5 million signing bonus and annual salaries of $7 million salary in 2013, $9 million in 2014, $9 million in 2015 and $10 million in 2016. Pagan, 31, hit .288 with eight home runs, 56 RBIs and a league-leading 15 triples in his first season with the Giants. The team took off when he was moved to the leadoff spot on Aug. 3. Re-signing Pagan was a high priority for Giants general manager Brian Sabean. Pagan was also interested in playing for Atlanta or Washington, but the Braves acquired B.J. Upton and the Nationals obtained Denard Span. Pagan was also negotiating with the Phillies, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, but when the Phillies would not commit to a fifth year on a contract, Pagan accepted the Giants' offer.
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