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Jorge Soler and San Francisco Giants finalize $42 million, 3-year contact

Feb. 18, 2024 17:35 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jorge Soler smiled when asked whether he could become the first right-handed batter to hit a splash shot into McCovey Cove beyond AT&T Park's right field wall. “I don't know,” he said Sunday after his $42 million, three-year contract with the San...

MLB's free agent market begins to thaw, Soler agrees to $42 million deal with Giants, AP source says

Feb. 13, 2024 20:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and slugger Jorge Soler agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal on Tuesday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations, taking one of the remaining marquee free agents off the market as most of the 30 teams reported for spring training...

Slugging free agent Jorge Soler agrees to $42M, three-year deal with Giants, AP source says

Feb. 13, 2024 16:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Slugging free agent outfielder and designated hitter Jorge Soler has agreed to a $42 million, three-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...

Robbie Ray traded from Mariners to Giants in deal that sends Mitch Haniger back to Seattle

Jan. 05, 2024 20:57 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robbie Ray was traded from Seattle to San Francisco on Friday for outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony DeSclafani in a swap of underperforming players coming off injuries. The deal sends Haniger back to the Mariners, where he played five seasons before...

Mike Shildt's Padres coaching staff won't have traditional bench coach

Jan. 03, 2024 16:21 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New San Diego Padres manager Mike Shildt won't have a traditional bench coach on his staff but will utilize the input of several coaches during games. The Padres unveiled the full staff Wednesday, including new hitting coach Victor Rodriguez, who spent the previous...

Zaidi: Giants made comparable offer to $700M deal Shohei Ohtani received from rival Dodgers

Dec. 12, 2023 20:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants made three offers to Shohei Ohtani, including a final proposal that president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi called "very comparable if not identical” to the record $700 million, 10-year contract the Japanese two-way star agreed to with the...