Sanchez to stay in San Francisco

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Former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout Freddy Sanchez signed a two-year deal with the San Francisco Giants, the team that acquired the All-Star second baseman from Pittsburgh in a trade on July 29, according to a report by mlb.com on Friday afternoon.

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Freddy Sanchez

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, with more information on the signing promised in a press conference including Sanchez, general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy scheduled for later Friday, but the deal is believed to have exceeded the $10 million two-year contract he was offered by the Pirates prior to being traded. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Friday that  the contract is worth $12 million.

Sanchez, a three-time All-Star and 2006 National League batting champion, hit .284 with one home run and seven RBIs in 25 games with the Giants last season and 293 with seven homers and 41 RBIs in 111 games overall. His season was cut short on Sept. 21 by a partially torn meniscus in his left knee.

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Written by Gabriel Rizk

October 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

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