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Giants re-sign Anthony DeSclafani to 3-year deal

© Richard Mackson | 2021 Oct 12

The Giants and starter Anthony DeSclafani have agreed to a deal to keep the righty in San Francisco through 2024.

DeSclafani, who posted a career-best 3.17 ERA with the Giants in 2021, signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Giants on Monday afternoon. He’ll make $12 million each of the next seasons. He’ll also donate $60,000 to the Giants Community Fund each of those years as well.

The 31-year-old starter went 13-7 for the Giants last year. The Giants originally signed him to a one-year contract worth $6 million in 2020. He struggled mightily in the shortened 2020 season, but the Giants believed in his arm talent.

DeSclafani rewarded San Francisco for its faith. He made 31 starts — second only to ace Kevin Gausman — and posted a career-high 3.62 strikeout to walk ratio.

Toward the end of the 2021 season, DeSclafani told KNBR that the Giants’ clubhouse made it feel like there’s no “added pressure” and that the unselfish culture was unique to his experience in MLB.

“Everyone’s just super laid back, and there’s just a trust as far as you’re going to do your job,” DeSclafani said in early October. “Instead of there being just some sort of like altercation or someone saying ‘you’ve got to get the job done’ or something like that. There’s trust in everybody that everyone’s going to do their job and their process.”

The Giants had previously expressed general interest in re-signing DeSclafani. The front office has said it wants to bring as much of the 2021 team back as possible, and that includes three free agent starters in DeSclafani, Gausman and Alex Wood.

DeSclafani now joins Logan Webb in San Francisco’s 2022 rotation. The Giants have been reportedly linked to Los Angeles Angels starter Alex Cobb and are expected to be active in pursuing top arms in the market. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that SF will likely sign multiple starters in the coming days.

To clear space on the 40-man roster for DeSclafani, the Giants designated outfielder Alex Dickerson for assignment.

 

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