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Giants and Jeremy Affeldt agree to three-year contract

Nov 12, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com was told by sources that the Giants and Affeldt have reached agreement on a new contract. As mentioned earlier, it’s expected to be about $18 million over three years.

3:45 PM: Last week Jeremy Affeldt and the Giants were said to be close to a three-year contract and now both Buster Olney of ESPN.com and Bob Nightengale of USA Today report that the reliever’s deal is expected to be worth $18 million.

Affeldt just finished a three-year, $14 million deal, so he gets a nice 29 percent raise after throwing 175 innings with a 3.09 ERA during the previous contract.

Signing a setup man for three years and $6 million per season through age 36 is a pretty steep price to pay, but obviously the Giants love Affeldt and he’s consistently been one of the best left-handed relievers in baseball since 2007.

  1. pilonflats - Nov 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Once this is official, it will make me happy

    • Bruce Knutson - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:00 AM

      There are rumors that the Giants are also close to inking Scutaro to a 2 year deal as well
      http://sfgiantsfansunite.blogspot.com/

  2. smcgaels1997 - Nov 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Not that steep..cheaper than the League deal and his not injury prone..good guy worth the $$$

    • sometimesimisscandlestick - Nov 12, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      Well, not normal injuries…

  3. cameltoehoe - Nov 12, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Maybe with the 29% raise the Affelfdt’s can afford fresh ground beef patties instead of those frozen patties he got injured from.

  4. garylanglais - Nov 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Scott Downs: 3 years/$15m after 2010 season
    Sean Marshall: 3 years/$16.5m extension after 2011 season
    Jeremy Affeldt: 3 years/$18m after 2012 season

    The market has been set for elite LH relief pitchers.

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