Sunday, January 15, 2017

Kontos, Nunez, Smith signed

The Giants decided against going to arbitration with George Kontos, Eduardo Nunez and Will Smith. Two decent arms for the pen and a pretty good third baseman.

Here's the story --

The Giants completed salary-arbitration season without a fuss Friday by agreeing to terms with left-hander Will Smith, right-hander George Kontos and infielder Eduardo Nunez on one-year contracts.
The team thus avoided potentially adversarial arbitration hearings with all six of their players eligible for the process. Third baseman Conor Gillaspie, infielder Ehire Adrianza and right-hander Cory Gearrin made one-year deals with the Giants earlier this offseason.
Smith, Kontos and Nunez were among numerous Major Leaguers who finalized agreements with their respective clubs on Friday, when clubs were due to exchange one-year proposals with arbitration-eligible players. This deadline typically hastens deal-making.
"I think that we worked long and hard on this and we were able to find common ground with all the different players involved," Giants general manager Bobby Evans said.
According to reports, Nunez earned a raise to $4.2 million from $1.475 million, while MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman reported that Smith will get $2.5 million, up from $1.475 million last year. Industry sources said Kontos will receive $1.75 million, up from $1.15 million last season.


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