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Santangelo Signs Deal With Giants

December 24, 1998

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ It didn’t take F.P. Santangelo long to find a job.

The switch-hitter F.P. Santangelo, let loose by Montreal on Monday, agreed the following day to a $500,000, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.

Santangelo hit .214 in 122 games last season with four homers and 23 RBIs. He was fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting in 1996, hitting .277 with seven homers and 56 RBIs in 152 games.

In 1997, he had arthroscopic surgery on both knees and finished hit .248.

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