Madison Bumgarner, Giants agree

Updated: April 17, 2012, 1:46 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner had no intentions of waiting for free agency.

The quiet left-hander with a loud fastball and a dominating presence on the mound has risen rapidly through the ranks for the San Francisco Giants. No reason to put off a pay raise, either.

Bumgarner and the Giants agreed to a new six-year, $35.56 million contract through the 2017 season on Monday, locking up the lefty through arbitration and his first year of free agency.

"Now I can go out ...

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