AP source: Giants, Molina agree to 1-year deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the San Francisco Giants are set to bring back Bengie Molina after agreeing to a one-year contract with the free-agent catcher.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement was pending a physical and had not been completed. It’s a surprising turn of events for both sides, because Molina had been negotiating a two-year deal with the New York Mets. He had hoped to land a three-year contract this offseason, and general manager Brian Sabean had said the veteran catcher wouldn’t return to the Giants.
KPIX TV in San Francisco first reported the deal.
The Giants also agreed to a one-year contract with lefty Jonathan Sanchez, avoiding arbitration.