Giants agree to minor league deal with Kroon

Giants agree to minor league deal with Kroon
January 26, 2011, 8:01 am
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a minorleague contract with reliever Marc Kroon and invited him to springtraining.The 37-year-old Kroon pitched the last three seasons as a closer forthe Yomiuri Giants and spent six total years in Japan. Yomiuri releasedthe right-hander after the 2010 season, when Kroon had 25 saves and a4.26 ERA in 52 appearances.Kroon can earn 1 million if he makes the World Series champions' 40-man roster.He has pitched parts of four seasons in the majors with San Diego,Cincinnati and Colorado but hasn't been in the big leagues since 2004.