SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports/AP) — Hunter Pence is coming back to the San Francisco Giants in a deal for $90 million for five years, CBS Sports has learned.
Pence was said to have a no-trade clause in the deal, which is pending a physical.
A formal announcement of the deal was expected Sunday. Neither the Giants nor Pence’s agents at the Beverly Hills Sports Council were immediately available to discuss further details of the contract.
Pence is batting .282 with a career-high 26 home runs and 94 RBIs. He received the Willie Mac Award on Friday night, given to the most inspirational member of the Giants.
Pence had told friends he wanted to remain with the Giants, where he was credited with being instrumental in San Francisco’s second World Series title in three years.
The two-time All-Star outfielder was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies in July of last year. Pence finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting with the Houston Astros in 2007.
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