Giants agree to 1-year deal with Chulk, avoiding arbitration

Updated: February 6, 2008, 12:46 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Reliever Vinnie Chulk and the San Francisco Giants agreed on Wednesday to a $837,500 contract for this season, avoiding salary arbitration.

Chulk went 5-4 with a 3.57 ERA in 57 relief appearances for the Giants last season, striking out 41 batters and walking 14 in 53 innings. He missed the final five weeks of the season with a blood clot in his right hand.

In his five-year career, the right-hander is 7-11 with a 4.29 ERA and two saves in 271 appearances. He played ...

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