The Giants signed outfielder Hunter Pence to a five-year, $90 million deal to keep him from hitting free agency. The move was not expected until today, as reports came out early this morning that Pence had a chance to be able to re-sign with his club. Then later in the afternoon, Pence officially agreed to the contract that will keep him in San Francisco, and off the free agent market in this upcoming offseason.
Pence has not missed a game this season, while slugging a career-high 26 homers to go along with 94 RBI and 22 SB. Pence has a .282/.339/.481 three slash line this season in San Francisco. His WAR is at 4.2 (career-high).
The deal is pending a physical and should be officially announced Sunday, according to reports. Pence, 30, will likely spend most of the rest of his career with San Francisco. He made $13.8 million this season.