Anthony DeSclafani Returns to Giants on a 3-Year, $36 Million Deal

Anthony DeSclafani while with the Reds
Anthony DeSclafani while with the Reds. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The San Francisco Giants obviously liked what they saw from Anthony DeSclafani in 2021, deciding to bring back the right-hander for the next season and beyond.

According to the Giants, DeSclafani agreed to a new three-year deal with the franchise on Monday. While the team didn’t disclose the financial terms of the agreement, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the 31-year-old will earn a total of $36 million.

After spending most of his MLB career with the Cincinnati Reds, DeSclafani signed with the Giants ahead of the 2021 MLB season. It proved to be a good decision for both parties as DeSclafani performed on a high level while helping the team reach league-leading 107 wins. He finished the year with a 13-7 record in 31 starts while compiling a career-high 3.17 ERA with 152 strikeouts.

“Obviously, he had a really nice year for us. Beyond his individual stats, we were 21-10 in games that he started, so the team had a lot of success when he took the ball, which is of the ultimate importance,” San Francisco’s president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said in a statement.

The San Francisco Giants are expected to continue being busy in the offseason with several more additions to their rotation. They already have a deal in principle to reunite with lefty Alex Wood while also eyeing a few more pitchers in the free agency.