Giants sign Crawford to six-year contract extension


Shortstop Brandon Crawford has signed a lucrative six-year contract extension with the San Francisco Giants, the MLB franchise announced on Tuesday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but Crawford, 28, is reportedly set to earn $75million guaranteed with no options and a full no-trade clause.

The deal will cover his final two years of arbitration in addition to four years of free agency. Crawford is entering his second winter of arbitration.

"The success of our franchise depends on developing and retaining home-grown talent like Brandon Crawford," said President and Chief Executive Officer, Larry Baer.

"Brandon is an integral part of the team whose performance on the field will be one of the keys to our success for years to come. I want to commend Brian Sabean, Bobby Evans, Brandon and his representatives for their hard work to keep Brandon in a Giants uniform for an extended period of time. This is an exciting day for Giants fans everywhere."

Crawford earned his first All-Star appearance, Gold Glove Award, and Silver Slugger Award after posting career highs in OPS, home runs, doubles, RBIs, and runs scored last season. He batted .256 with 21 home runs and 84 RBIs.