03/28/10 8:54 PM ET
Giants ink new deals with pitching trio
Affeldt, Cain, Wilson all sign extensions through 2012
By Jesse Sanchez / MLB.com
2010 Spring Training - Major League Baseball
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Spring Training Info
Affeldt, 30, who signed as a free agent prior to last season, was named Setup Man of the Year in 2009 by MLB.com's This Year in Baseball Awards. He led all left-handed relievers and ranked third overall with a 1.73 ERA last year, posting a Major League-best 33 holds and a 2-2 record in a team-high 74 appearances. Overall, he has a 28-30 record with 18 saves and a 4.27 ERA in 434 career outings with the Kansas City Royals (2002-06), Colorado Rockies (2006-07), Cincinnati Reds (2008) and Giants (2009).Cain, 25, posted a personal-best 14-8 record with a 2.89 ERA in 33 starts in 2009 and earned his first All-Star nod. His four complete games last season tied for the most in the National League, while the workhorse logged 217 2/3 innings, his third straight year he topped the 200-inning mark. As for Wilson, he has 79 saves the last two seasons and appeared in 68 games in 2009. He went 5-6 with a 2.74 ERA and 38 saves last season. Overall, he has an 11-13 lifetime record with 86 saves and a 3.73 ERA in 186 outings since 2006. "This is what all ballplayers strive for, being part of a great organization and having them reward you," Wilson said. "It doesn't mean I won't continue working. It means I have to work harder." In Sunday's 7-0 loss to the Padres, Wilson gave up two hits in one scoreless inning and Affeldt pitched one perfect inning. Cain gave up three runs and struck out eight in seven innings in a Minor League game earlier in the day. He threw 95 pitches. "It's a good relationship when you have your starting five and most of them will be around for three or four years," Wilson said. "There is a comfort zone with those guys."
Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.