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Giants, reliever Kontos reportedly agree to one-year deal

The San Francisco Giants and right-hander George Kontos reportedly have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal.According to multiple outlets, the Giants agreed to a one-year contract with the reliever on Monday, which reportedly is worth $1.15 million, per MLB.com.The deal has yet to be officially announced by the club.In recent arbitration filings, Kontos submitted at...
Via FOX Sports
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Reliever George Kontos, Giants agree to $1.15M, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Reliever George Kontos and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. Monday's agreement was $50,000 above the midpoint between the $1.35 million Kontos had asked for when arbitration figures were exchanged last month and the $850,000 offered by San Francisco. A 26-year-old right-hander, Kontos was...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Kontos suspended for 3 games by MLB, Bochy for 1

San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one. MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola made the decision Wednesday, a day after Kontos was ejected from the Pirates' 8-2 win for hitting McCutchen with...
Via FOX Sports
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

How Tommy John Surgery Helped George Kontos

Tommy John surgery might have been the best thing that could have happened to George Kontos. In 2009, the Giants’ right-hander was in Triple-A for the first time, and he had the kind of stuff that would make him a big leaguer in somebody’s bullpen: A 92-mph fastball and a wipeout slider that usually produced more than a strikeout per inning. That isn’t to say that he didn’t have...
Via Fangraphs
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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