Giants, Brandon Crawford avoid arbitration with one-year deal

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Shortstop Brandon Crawford and the Giants have agreed to a one-year, $3.175 million deal, avoiding arbitration.

Crawford requested $3.95 million and the Giants countered at $2.4 million, so they settle at the exact midpoint.

Arbitration eligible for the first time, the slick-fielding Crawford hit .246 with 10 homers and a .713 OPS in 153 games last season while setting career-bests in most offensive categories at age 27.