San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford agree to contract extension worth $32 Million

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension that will keep Crawford in a Giants uniform through the 2023 season. The two-year extension is worth $32 million with a base salary of $16 million in 2022 and 2023.

Crawford, 34, is in the midst of one of the best seasons of his career in 2021, currently hitting .296 with 21 doubles, one triple, 19 home runs, 69 RBI and a .904 OPS. He was named an All-Star for the third time in his career (also 2015 and 2018) earlier this year and is on pace to challenge his career-best numbers for homers, RBI and OPS in a single-season. Among qualified shortstops this year, Crawford’s .904 OPS is second-best in the Majors while his 69 RBI are the second-most and his 19 home runs are tied for the fifth-most.   

Overall, Crawford ranks among the National League leaders in batting average (.296, 9th), slugging percentage (.540, 6th), OPS (.904, 9th) and RBI (69, T-10th).

The Bay Area native became the franchise’s all-time leader in games played at shortstop earlier this season, surpassing Hall of Famer Travis Jackson on June 8 at Texas when he started the game for San Francisco. During his 11 seasons in the orange and black he’s been a part of two World Series championship clubs (2012, 2014), won three Gold Glove awards (2015-2017) and also garnered a Silver Slugger award (2015).

In San Francisco history (1958-present), Crawford currently ranks in the club record books in games played (1,400, 5th), triples (39, T-5th), doubles (255, 5th), hits (1,196, 8th), RBI (633, 9th), walks (449, 12th) and home runs (125, 17th).


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