Jeremy Affeldt Signs Three-Year $18 million Deal with Giants
During the 2012 postseason, Affeldt pitched 10-1/3 scoreless innings
The news for free-agent relievers is good so far this off-season. LHP Jeremy Affeldt signed a three-year deal worth around $18 million with the San Francisco Giants. Affeldt has been with the Giants since signing a two-year contract as a free agent in November of 2008, that was worth $14 million. During that time Affeldt pitched 179 innings to an ERA of 3.09.
Giants General manager Brian Sabean had stated that re-signing Affeldt was a priority for the Giants. The 33-year-old Affeldt went 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 67 appearances covering 63 1-3 innings this season for the World Series champions. Affeldt is expected to undergo a physical Tuesday in San Francisco and then the deal will be final.
Affeldt was an invaluable component for the Giants bullpen in 2012 as he helped fill the void left when Giants closer Brian Wilson had surgery.
Sabean will also look to re-sign Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro. The Giants are hoping to re-sign Pagan after letting him test the free-agent waters, and Scuatro may re-sign very soon with a two-year, $12 million deal.