November 13, 2012 in Sports

Affeldt gets 3-year deal from Giants

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Spokane native Jeremy Affeldt, Giants reportedly agree to three-year deal.
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SAN FRANCISCO – Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on a three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday night.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been completed. Affeldt is expected to undergo a physical today in San Francisco, another person with knowledge of the situation said, and that is typically the final step in finalizing a contract.

The 33-year-old went 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 67 appearances covering 63 1/3 innings this season for the World Series champs.

When the season ended, Affeldt, who lives in Spokane, said he wanted to stay with San Francisco but needed a multiyear deal to provide some security for his wife and three young sons.

Affeldt also was a key member of the bullpen during the club’s 2010 run to the franchise’s first championship since 1954.

General manager Brian Sabean called signing Affeldt one of his top offseason priorities.

Affeldt has spent the past four of his 11 major league seasons with San Francisco.

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