Brandon Crawford Signs Extension With San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants have signed Brandon Crawford to a two-year, $32 million contract. This is big news, as the veteran shortstop was set to become a free agent this summer. 

Crawford is having a very solid season this year with the Giants. In 95 games, the 34-year-old is batting .296 with 19 home runs and 69 RBIs. His great campaign allowed him to participate in the third All-Star game of his career, too. His production at the plate is a significant reason why the Giants have become a contender again. Their 74-41 record makes that abundantly clear. 

Since 2011, Crawford has been an important member of the Giants. He won two World Series championships with them, three Gold Glove Awards and even a Silver Slugger Award back in 2015. 

At the time of this article, he has played in exactly 1,400 games with the Giants. It isn't that often that a player lasts so long with one organization in this league. Now, Crawford will be there for even longer. 

In his 1,400 games with the team, he has a .253 average, 125 home runs and 633 RBIs. It will be interesting to see how much his statistics change by the end of this extension. 

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