MLB free agent rumors: Giants sign reliever Tony Watson to multi-year deal

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The Giants and reliever Tony Watson agreed to a contract Friday night time, believed to be a “multi-year deal,” in accordance to FanRag Sports activities.

Watson, probably an eighth-inning candidate for the Giants, had a 2.fifty seven ERA whereas pitching seven innings over eleven aid outings within the Dodgers’ 2017 postseason run. Watson was an All-Star for the Pirates in 2014. He has a 33-17 profession document with a 2.sixty eight ERA in 474 aid appearances.

San Francisco completed final season tied for the worst report in baseball, however they’ve made massive strikes this offseason, buying and selling for Evan Longoria and Andrew McCutchen, whereas signing Austin Jackson and Watson.

The Giants had been flirting with the posh-tax threshold and have been believed to be unwilling to go over it. The report stated the 2 sides probably agreed to phrases that helped the Giants stay beneath the $197 million tax.

Mark Melancon, Watson’s former Pirates teammate, is predicted to be the Giants’ nearer this season, however the 32-yr-previous proper-hander recorded simply eleven saves final season whereas battling damage. Watson might get a shot to shut video games ought to Melancon falter.