MLB: Shortstop Brandon Crawford secures new two-year contract with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was awarded one of his career best seasons with a two-year contract extension.
The Giants announced the deal on Friday that will net Crawford US $ 32 million.
The 34-year-old shortstop comes the last season of his six-year, $ 75 million contract signed in November 2015. The deal earns him $ 15 million in base salary annually.
Under his contract extension, Crawford will pocket $ 16 million in base salary for each of the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
His consistency in the infield and his offensive skills are two of the reasons that helped the Giants maintain the best record in Major League Baseball and sit atop the National West Section, ahead of the defending champions Los Angeles Dodgers. the World Series, and the San Diego Padres.
Crawford has maintained a .296 batting average this season, his career best.
He hit 19 home runs, 21 doubles and a triple, while producing 69 runs.
Winner of three Golden Gloves, Crawford was selected to play in his third career All-Star game earlier this summer.
This is the shortstop’s 11th season with the Giants, with whom he won the World Series in 2012 and 2014. He won Golden Gloves between 2015 and 2017, in addition to adding a Silver stick in 2015.
Crawford grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area cheering on the Giants. On June 8, he became the shortstop with the most games played in the team’s history.