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The Giants and Joaquin Arias reach a two-year deal to avoid arbitration

Jan 23, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

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Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that the Giants and Joaquin Arias have avoided arbitration, reaching a deal on a two-year contract. The price tag: $2.66 million.

The utilityman Arias has played with the Giants for two years, putting up a line of  .270/.296/.369. He’s at .272/.302/.367 for his six-year career. He’ll spend the next two years backing up third, short and second base in San Francisco and he can spot at first base if need be.

  1. elvin2014 - Jan 23, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Joaquin Arias is a good hitter. Also he can play 3rd base, SS or 2nd base very well….

  2. mianfr - Jan 23, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Kind of amazing he might end up having a longer career than A-Rod after all.

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