Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco Giants complete $18M, 3-year deal

San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt delivers a

San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt delivers a pitch during the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 28, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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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.

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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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