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Giants offer deals to arbitration-eligible players

December 3, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants have offered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players, including first baseman Brandon Belt and shortstop Brandon Crawford.

Other members of the reigning World Series champions receiving offers before Tuesday’s deadline are outfielder Gregor Blanco, outfielder/first baseman Travis Ishikawa, right-hander Yusmeiro Petit and catcher Hector Sanchez.

Belt returned from a concussion to help the Giants during the franchise’s third championship run in five years. Sanchez’s season ended prematurely because of a concussion.

Manager Bruce Bochy has said Petit — a talented starter and long man — might remain in the bullpen to begin next season because of his versatility. Petit set a major league record last season by retiring 46 consecutive batters over eight appearances from July 22 to Aug. 28.

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