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12/03/2010 12:33 PM ET
Giants re-sign Outfielder Pat Burrell to one-year contract
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The Giants have re-signed outfielder Pat Burrell to a one-year contract, club Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean announced today.

Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 34-year-old began the 2010 campaign with Tampa Bay, but was signed by the Giants to a minor league contract in May and turned out to be one of the key acquisitions made by San Francisco in their World Series run, hitting .266 (77-for-289) with 18 home runs and 51 RBI in 96 contests. His 18 home runs since joining the Giants on May 29 were the most in a season for a Giants player who had played for another team earlier that year. Burrell was in his second year of a two-year contract with Tampa Bay and hit .202 (17-for-84) with two home runs and 13 RBI in 24 games with the Rays. With San Francisco, he led the team with an average of 4.22 pitches per plate appearance and ranked second on the team with 47 walks and a .364 on-base pct.

Burrell, who has now played for a World Series winning team in two of the last three seasons, has hit over 30 home runs four times in his career while reaching 20-plus homer mark nine times. Beginning with the 2005 season, he has accumulated the seventh-most walks among Major League players with 527. He's hit extremely well at AT&T Park in his career, batting .295 (69-for-234) with 14 home runs and 48 RBI in 74 games. That .295 average is his fourth-highest mark at any park in his career (minimum of 25 games played).

Originally drafted first overall by the Phillies in the 1998 draft, Burrell owns a .254 average (1,351-for-5,320) with 285 home runs and 955 RBI in 1,548 career big league games with Philadelphia (2000-08), Tampa Bay (2009-10) and San Francisco (2010).

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