Giants avoid arb with Posey, Pence, Mijares, Blanco
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 18, 2013
Blanco is due $1.35 million, Mijares $1.8 million. And joining them in settling before the formal exchange of figures were reliever Jose Mijares and outfielder Gregor Blanco , the Giants have confirmed. Pence, who came to the Giants in a trade deadline deal from the Phillies last summer, will earn $13.8 million. But it could simply be a formality that buys time as the two table extension talks in the coming months, with several media outlets outlining the Giants' desire to buy out all of Posey's arbitration years and perhaps some of those in free agency. He made a remarkable comeback from ankle surgery, posting an NL-leading .336 batting average to go along with 24 homers and 103 RBIs, and isn't eligible for free agency until 2017.