In a day chock full of signings for the San Francisco Giants, they avoided arbitration with another member of the team as outfielder Nate Schierholtz was signed to a one-year $1.3 million contract to remain with the Black and Orange.
Per Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly via Twitter:
The Giants and Nate Schierholtz agreed to a $1.3 million contract with an additional $150,000 in incentives. Reached b4 figures exchanged.
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) January 17, 2012
This was Scherholtz’s first time eligible for arbitration, and made himself a simple deal to remain with his the tem he started with. Nate batted a decent .278/.326/.430 with nine home runs and 41 RBI in 2011, and showed some of his sneaky speed seven stolen bases.
Nate will vie for playing time in the outfield with newcomers Angel Pagan and Melky Cabrera, but is seen as a likely candidate to be a starter this season for San Francisco.
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