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01/19/11 8:10 PM EST
Giants make Casilla's deal official
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants officially announced Wednesday that right-hander Santiago Casilla avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract. Procedural matters had delayed the finalizing of Casilla's deal, which was initially reported Tuesday by ESPN Deportes and widely disseminated by other media outlets. Casilla will earn $1.3 million, up from $400,000 last year, when he finished 7-2 with a 1.95 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings. He also stranded 41 of 47 inherited baserunners, the Majors' second-best ratio. Two arbitration-eligible Giants remain unsigned, though the club is optimistic that it will forge one-year deals with both. Left-hander Javier Lopez filed for $2.875 million, while the Giants offered $2 million. Outfielder Andres Torres asked for $2.6 million, exceeding the Giants' $1.8 million bid.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.