San Francisco Giants sign Matt Cain to $112.5M deal 

click to enlarge San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Surprise Stadium. - JAKE ROTH/US PRESSWIRE
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  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Surprise Stadium.

The San Francisco Giants, whose prized rotation helped them win the 2010 World Series, moved to keep starter Matt Cain in the fold by reaching an agreement with the right-hander on a five-year extension, the Major League Baseball (MLB) team said on Monday.

The contract, which will keep the 27-year-old with the Giants through 2017, is believed to be worth $112.5 million, according to a report on MLB's website.

Cain, a two-time All-Star and the longest-tenured Giant, was 12-11 last season with a 2.88 earned run average and has made at least 30 starts in each of the last six seasons.

He went 2-0 without yielding an earned run in 21 and 1/3 innings in three post season starts in San Francisco's 2010 title run.

"Ensuring that Matt remained a Giant beyond this season was a top priority for the organization," general manager Brian Sabean said in a statement.

"Matt is an integral part of the team whose performance on the mound will be one of the keys to our success for years to come."

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