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Report: Giants agree to deal with Clay Hensley

Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:43 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2012 9:45 pm
 
Clay HensleyBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Giants have added right-hander Clay Hensley to the bullpen, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. The one-year, major-league deal is worth $750,000 with another $300,000 in incentives and awards, pending a physical, according to Crasnick.

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The 32-year-old Hensley was originally drafted by the Giants in 2002, but was traded to San Diego when he was still a minor-leaguer. He's pitched six seasons for the Padres and Marlins, going 6-7 with a 5.19 ERA for the Marlins last season, striking out 46 in 67 2/3 innings, starting nine games among his 37 starts.

Hensley had seven saves in 2010 when he put up a 2.16 ERA in 68 appearances -- all in relief -- for the Marlins. Overall he's 24-26 with a 3.94 ERA in 211 games and 49 starts.

With the Giants, Hensley will at the front of the team's bullpen, behind the likes of closer Brian Wilson and set-up men Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla, Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez.

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