Giants, Gillaspie avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Giants, Gillaspie avoid arbitration with one-year deal

The Giants have reached a one-year agreement with third baseman Conor Gillaspie, avoiding arbitration. The deal is worth $1.4 million according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman.

Gillaspie returned to San Francisco, the team that originally drafted him, last season. He has also played for the White Sox and Angels. The 29-year-old hit .262/.307/.440 with six home runs and 25 RBIs in 205 plate appearances.

In the National League Wild Card Game against the Mets last October, he hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning to break a scoreless tie at Citi Field and lift San Francisco into the NL Division Series.

Gillaspie also went 4-for-4 in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cubs, a game in which the Giants were eliminated after losing a two-run lead in the ninth.

Gillaspie will likely play a backup role to Eduardo Nunez, who is currently the club's starting third baseman.

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