Giants, Torres agree to one-year deal

January 22, 2011, 1:19 am
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Jan. 22, 2011

The Giants wrapped up a busy week ofnegotiations by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal for 2011 withtheir lone remaining arbitration-eligible player, outfielder AndresTorres, was told by a team source early Saturday.Torres,who will turn 33 next Wednesday, batted .268 with 16 home runs and 63RBIs in 139 games during the best season of his career in 2010.The Giants do not release financial details oftheir contracts, but Torres on Tuesday submitted a proposed salary of2.6 million and is said to be set to agree to a number close to themidpoint between his proposal and the 1.8 million the Giants offered.A league source told that Torress contract will be in the 2.1 million range.Thedefending World Series champions have come to terms with each oftheir seven players who were arb-eligible heading into the offseason.Utilityman Mike Fontenot signed in early Decemberfor a reported 1.05 million, while left-handed starter JonathanSanchez (4.8 million), outfielder Cody Ross (6.3 million), rightyrelievers Santiago Casilla (1.3 million) and Ramon Ramirez (1.65million), and lefty reliever Javier Lopez (2.38 million) all signedearlier this week. Also this week, the Giants signed righty Jeff Suppan to a minor-leaguedeal that includes an invitation to big-league camp. Suppan will make1 million if he makes the big-league roster, and his deal includes anopt-out clause that allows him to become a free agent if hes uncomfortablewith his projected role late in March.

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