Giants Re-Sign Juan Uribe

The Giants officially re-signed the versatile Juan Uribe to a one-year, $3.25MM deal today.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported that the Giants appeared close to a deal with Uribe on December 24thJon Heyman of SI.com first tweeted that the sides had reached an agreement, while ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted the value.

With new addition Mark DeRosa guaranteed a starting job, the Giants could once again use Uribe as a super-utility player. His January minor league deal with the Giants proved to be one of last offseason's best, as he hit .289/.329/.495 in 432 plate appearances while playing solid defense at second base, shortstop, and third base. The 30-year-old split his time evenly between the three positions, playing about 300 innings at each. Uribe, who played center field for the Rockies once in 2003, is just as versatile as DeRosa.

Ben Nicholson-Smith contributed to this post.



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