Giants offer deals to arbitration-eligible players
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.