Report: Giants, Brandon Belt agree to five-year extension

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Report: Giants lock up Brandon Belt with five-year extension
Saturday April 9th, 2016

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Giants first baseman Brandon Belt agreed to a five-year extension on Friday, reports CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic.

Pavlovic reports the deal is comparable to the six years, $75 million that shortstop Brandon Crawford received in November.

Belt, 27, hit .280 last season with a .356 on-base percentage and .478 slugging with a career-high 18 home runs. He also earned a Gold Glove nomination.

Belt and the Giants agreed to a one-year, $6.2 million deal in February, at which point the team expressed interest in agreeing to a longer contract. The deal keeps Belt under contract in line with the other members of the Giants’ core.

Belt is hitting .278 with one RBI through one week of the season.

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