Giants Sign Pitcher

They avoided arbitration.

The San Francisco Giants have signed pitcher Scott Alexander to a one-year, $1.15 million contract. 

Alexander signed a minor-league deal with the Giants this past May and impressed during his time with the big-league club, posting a sharp 1.04 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 10 strikeouts over 17.1 innings of work. He started four games, made 13 relief appearances and converted two saves. 

The thirty-three-year-old spent the first three seasons of his career with the Kansas City Royals and the next four with the Los Angeles Dodgers, posting a 3.16 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 160 strikeouts over 205 innings of work.

Alexander should have a big role in the Giants' bullpen this coming season.

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