Oct 17, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Jose Mijares (50) throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of the 2012 NLCS at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants & Jose Mijares Avoid Arbitration, Agree To Deal

Doing their best to avoid the arbitrator, the San Francisco Giants and reliever Jose Mijares agreed on a one year deal yesterday which will pay the hefty lefty $1.8 million dollars for the upcoming season.

Mijares, who came over from the Kansas City Royals on an August waiver claim had a solid run with the orange and black, posting a 2.55 ERA in his 17.2 innings, though the grand majority of those earned runs came against the San Diego Padres who blasted Mijares for three of the five earned runs he allowed as a Giant in the regular season.

It’s a pretty nice score for Mijares – a slight overpay for the Giants given Mijares’ true value but a figure that probably would have been higher with an arbitrational hearing, given Jose’s high quality numbers between Kansas City and San Francisco last season.

He’s expected to help the Giants again in middle relief, with the other lefties – Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez handling crunch time.

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