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Affeldt Inks $18 Million Contract With San Francisco Giants

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© Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt graduated from NW Christian High School in Spokane before making it in the big leagues (Photo: SWX) © Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt graduated from NW Christian High School in Spokane before making it in the big leagues (Photo: SWX)

JANIE McCAULEY
AP Baseball Writer

SAN FRANCISCO - Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt and the San Francisco Giants have completed an $18 million, three-year contract.

Bobby Evans, the team's vice president of baseball operations, said Wednesday the deal had been finalized - giving the reliable reliever the kind of job stability he sought once the World Series winners were done with their season.

The 33-year-old Affeldt went 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 67 appearances covering 63 1-3 innings this season for the Giants.

When the season ended, he said he wanted to stay but needed a multiyear deal to provide his family with stability - he has a wife and three young sons. Affeldt also was a key member of the 2010 title team.

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