Giants sign Eyre for two years

Dec. 19, 2003 at 7:02 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Scott Eyre, who appeared in a career-high 74 games for the San Francisco Giants in 2003, avoided arbitration Friday by signing a two-year contract.

Eyre, 31, is a seven-year veteran who has pitched well for the Giants since being claimed off waivers from Toronto on Aug. 8 2002. In 95 appearances with San Francisco, Eyre is 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA and one save. He was 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in 2003.

Particularly tough on lefthanded batters in his career, Eyre also stranded 78 percent of his inherited runners in 2003 -- seventh-best in the National League. Eyre also was a key to the Giants' post-season success in 2002, allowing just an unearned run in 10 appearances.

A seven-year veteran, Eyre has a lifetime record of 14-21 with a 4.94 ERA and three saves in 239 appearances.

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