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The San Francisco Giants and Santiago Casilla have reportedly agreed to a contract extension. Casilla initially replaced Brian Wilson as the team's closer this past season when Wilson underwent Tommy John surgery. However, Casilla relinquished that role to Sergio Romo who performed wonderfully. Casilla, though is still an important part of the Giants' bullpen, so the extension was important.
According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants and Casilla reached a three-year deal yesterday.
Giants have signed Santiago Casilla to a 3-year deal.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) December 18, 2012
The deal is reportedly worth $15 million over the three years. Casilla proved himself to be a vital part of the Giants bullpen last season, and San Francisco understands the importance of great pitching. Both of the World Series victories in the last three years have come with dominant pitching as the key.
Casilla suffered a knee injury in June, but that wasn't the reason he lost the closer job. Casilla continued closing games after the injury, but he was eventually removed from the position after a rough stretch in August. The knee injury suffered in June was not severe. It was eventually diagnosed as a bruised tibia.
Casilla appeared in 73 games this past season. He posted a 2.73 ERA and saved 25 games. With Brian Wilson gone, Casilla and Romo will serve as the backbone to the Giants' bullpen. And now, they will have Casilla for three more years.
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