Burrell was slumping through most of 2010 with the Tampa Bay Rays before he was designated for assignment and was made a free agent in the middle of May. The Giants brought Burrell in with a minor league contract after they called Buster Posey up. All he did down the stretch was go 77 for 289, hit 18 home runs and 51 RBIs and become an integral part of San Francisco's World Series victory.
Although the Giants have yet to specify the contract, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that it couldn't have gone any better for the Giants.
Burrell deal with #SFGiants worth $1M plus incentives. Hometown-friendly deal. Wanted to stay in SF.
Hard not to come back to a team whose fans might adore you for quite some time. Here are some of the highlights Pat the Bat racked up down the stretch (thanks to the commenters of McCovey Chronicles accumulating these).
- A two run, game-winning home run over closer Jonathan Broxton and the Dodgers with two outs in the eighth inning, further narrowing the lead of the Padres in the NL West as July closed up.
A home run against the Padres that hit the Western Metal Supply Building, helping trim San Diego's NL West lead over San Francisco to one.
A two run home-run in Colorado in the seventh inning to give Tim Lincecum all the run support he needed to beat the Rockies.
A three run home-run against the Diamondbacks; it kept the Giants two games ahead of the Padres in the final week of the season.
- An RBI double in Game 1 of the NCLS off of Roy Halliday that brought Buster Posey home to help push San Francisco to victory over Philadelphia.
With Aubrey Huff coming back, at least the two Giants players involved in the manliest of man-hugs after they won the World Series are returning, ensuring more testosterone coming to a Giants game near you.