According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the San Francisco Giants and veteran infielder Ryan Theriot have agreed to a one-year deal, giving the Black and Orange another veteran infield option along with Mike Fontenot and Freddy Sanchez.
theriot gets $1.25M from #SFGiants plus 750 grand in incentives
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 27, 2012
As you can see, the Giants didn’t overpay Theriot, 32, who won a World Series ring with the Cardinals last season. He’ll round out the payroll to right around the $130 million the team had decided on, and gives them options with youngsters Brandon Crawford and Emmanuel Burriss, while replacing Jeff Keppinger who signed with the Rays.
Theriot is a lifetime .282 hitter, with a .344 OBP. He won’t be raking many out of th park, but gets on base rather well and will fit in nicely in a clubhouse with other LSU alumni like Mike Fontenot and Brian Wilson.
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