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01/16/10 3:14 PM EST

Medders, Giants agree to one-year deal

Righty reliever avoids arbitration with $820,000 contract

The Giants and reliever Brandon Medders agreed to a one-year contract for $820,000 on Saturday, avoiding salary arbitration.

Medders joined the Giants last winter after leaving the Diamondbacks as a Minor League free agent. He made the Giants as a non-roster player out of Spring Training and went 5-1 with a 3.01 ERA and one save in 61 games while earning $475,000. He is 16-7 with a 3.36 ERA in his Major League career.

The agreement leaves the Giants with three remaining arbitration-eligible players -- two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, closer Brian Wilson and starter Jonathan Sanchez.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.