Center fielder Angel Pagan earned a World Series ring in his first season with the San Francisco Giants. But he did not know until Monday whether it would be his last season with the team.
Pagan and the Giants reached agreement Monday on a four-year, $40 million contract, a source told FOXSports.com senior MLB writer Ken Rosenthal. Pagan also drew interest from the Philadelphia Phillies on the free-agent market.
Pagan, 31, had his best all-around season after the Giants acquired him from the New York Mets in a winter trade. He started 148 games in center field and batted .288 with career highs in runs (95), hits (174), doubles (38) and triples (15). He also had eight home runs and 29 stolen bases.
He batted .188 in the postseason as the Giants defeated the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers en route to the world championship.
Pagan earned $4.85 million in 2011.