Giants and Pence agree to $90-million deal

8:55 PM, Sep 28, 2013   |    comments
Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with teammates after the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on May 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3. (PHOTO: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - HunterPence and the San Francisco Giants have tentatively agreed to a five-year contract, pending a physical.

A formal announcement of the deal, reportedly worth $90 million, is expected to be made on Sunday.

Pence, batting .282 with a career-high 26 home runs and 94 RBIs, received the Willie Mac Award on Friday night, which is given to the Most Inspirational Giant.

The two-time All-Star outfielder came to the Giants in a trade last July and was credited with being instrumental in helping San Francisco win its second World Series title in three years.

The right fielder leads the NL with 369 putouts. He has an 88 percent success rate in stolen bases and is third with 298 total bases.

 

Pence finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting with the Houston Astros in 2007.

Associated Press

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