Giants Sign Casilla to Three-Year Deal

href=""> class=" wp-image-3085 " title="MLB: World Series-Detroit Tigers at
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alt="" width="180" height="131" /> Oct 25, 2012; San
Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla
throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the 8th inning during
game two of the 2012 World Series at AT The San Francisco
Giants announced that they have signed reliever Santiago Casilla to
a three-year deal that is worth $15 million, with a club/vesting option for
2016. This is all pending a physical that will take place on
Tuesday. Casilla has spent the past three season with the Giants,
and has been a vital part of the back end of the bullpen. He went
7-6 with a 2.84 ERA in 2012, and was the team’s closer once Brian
Wilson got injured, saving 25 games. The righty is entering his
final year of arbitration, meaning that this contract will buy out
two of his free agent years. Casilla was signed by the Oakland A’s
in 2000 as an amateur free agent. He showed flashes of brilliance
in Oakland, but could never put it all together and signed a
minor-leauge contract across the Bay in 2010, and you know the rest
of the story.

Topics: San Francisco Giants, Santiago Casilla

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