SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and free agent center fielder Angel Pagan have reached agreement on a four-year contract.
Bobby Evans, the team's vice president of baseball operations, said Monday the deal was ``very close'' and Pagan would be subject to a physical to finalize the leadoff hitter's return to the World Series champions.
Re-signing Pagan was among the top priorities of Giants general manager Brian Sabean this winter, along with keeping recently re-signed lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt and second baseman Marco Scutaro.
The 31-year-old Pagan batted .288 with eight home runs, 56 RBIs and a San Francisco-best 15 triples in his first season with the Giants. Pagan said late in the season he hoped to return, but needed some job security in the form of a multiyear deal.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Twins vs. Indians Pick Will the Cleveland Indians continue to march past the Minnesota Twins when they meet up tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Cards send Wainwright into battle with Brewers Wily Peralta’s two-month stint in the minors went as well as could be expected. But will the Milwaukee righty figure out a way to subdue his worst MLB...
Thumbnail Pirates vs. Cubs Pick Will tonight's Pirates and Cubs matchup once again be high-scoring for bettors after the two teams combined for 15 runs on Monday night?
Thumbnail Diamondbacks vs. Giants Pick Bettors looking for a solid 'under' bet tonight in baseball should check out the Diamondbacks and Giants matchup at 10:15PM ET.
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction Can the Rockies pull off another upset when they host the Dodgers tonight at 10:15PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement