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San Francisco Giants Avoid Salary Arbitration with Joaquin Arias

January 25th, 2013 at 1:13 PM
By Michael Almonte

Chris Haft of MLB.com is reporting the San Francisco Giants have avoided salary arbitration with Joaquin Arias agreeing to a one-year deal worth $925,000.

'13 Joaquin Arias' photo (c) 2012, Aunti Juli - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
 

Arias was a pleasant surprise in 2012 batting .270 in 112 games smacking 86 hits, 13 doubles, five triples, five homers, 34 RBI's and walked 13 times. He displayed a .304 on-base percentage and .389 slugging percentage reaching a .693 OPS. The 28-year-old recorded 16 multi-hit and five three-hit games during the year that included a season-high five RBI's in Los Angeles on August 22 against the Dodgers. The righty was at his best facing left-handed pitching batting .303 in 152 at-bats drilling 46 hits, five doubles, three homers, three triples and 15 RBI's.

Arias batted .375 in 12 games during the postseason connecting with three hits, two doubles and scored three runs in eight at-bats. He becomes the fifth Giants arbitration-eligible player to reach an agreement with the team as Sergio Romo remains the lone player yet to strike a deal. 

 

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