Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
The Official Site of the San Francisco Giants
news

Giants News

Giants avoid arbitration with Panik, 4 others

Strickland, Dyson, Gearrin, Smith also agree to 1-year deals
MLB.com @JaneMLB

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants avoided arbitration with all five of their eligible players, agreeing to one-year deals with second baseman Joe Panik and relievers Hunter Strickland, Sam Dyson, Cory Gearrin and Will Smith.

Panik's bump in pay is considerable, with the infielder reportedly set to take home $3.45 million in his first year of arbitration. He earned $600,000 last season, hitting .288 with 10 home runs and 53 RBIs in 138 games.

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants avoided arbitration with all five of their eligible players, agreeing to one-year deals with second baseman Joe Panik and relievers Hunter Strickland, Sam Dyson, Cory Gearrin and Will Smith.

Panik's bump in pay is considerable, with the infielder reportedly set to take home $3.45 million in his first year of arbitration. He earned $600,000 last season, hitting .288 with 10 home runs and 53 RBIs in 138 games.

Smith's 2018 contract is worth $2.5 million, per a report from USA Today. Financial details were not immediately available for all of the players following Friday's 10 a.m. PT deadline.

The Giants will keep busy in the weeks ahead, with work still to be done to augment the outfield. The club could also make changes to its pitching staff ahead of Spring Training.

Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010.

San Francisco Giants