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Giants Avoid Arbitration With Angel Pagan, Signs $4.8 Million Deal

By Bryan Rose

Per MLB Trade Rumors:

"The Giants and Angel Pagan have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4.85MM, reports The Associated Press (via ESPN). He can earn an additional $50K each for 550, 600, and 650 plate appearances. MLBTR’s Matt Swartz projected the Legacy Sports Group client to earn $4.7MM next season."

Pagan, the first domino to fall in the Giants arbitration eligible pieces, should have plenty of opportunities to bank his additional $50-150 grand atop the Giants lineup, assuming he stays healthy – which given his history is far from a sure thing.

Melky Cabrera, Santiago Casilla, Tim Lincecum, Sergio Romo, Pablo Sandoval, and Nate Schierholtz all remain in arbitration currently.