Jeremy Affeldt and His Freak Injuries Are Returning to the Giants

Jeremy Affeldt and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a three-year deal worth about $18 million. The Giants pitcher has been known for some of the strange injuries he has suffered, including his most recent one during the postseason.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the deal is pending a physical.  Other teams were showing heavy interest in Affeldt, but the Giants wanted him back based on what he was able to provide in his time with the team thus far.


During the 2012 National League Division Series, Jeremy Affeldt hurt his left hand.  He was standing on the top of the dugout steps when a fould ball came rocketing toward him.  As Affeldt tried to escape the ball, he fell down the stairs and jammed his head.  That was the least strange of Affeldt's famous "weird" injuries.  In 2011, Affeldt sliced his hand while trying to separate a hamburger.  He suffered nerve damage from that injury and had to undergo surgery.  Then in May of 2012, Affeldt suffered a sprained knee when his son leapt into his arms.

Despite the strange injuries, the Giants feel confident in what Affeldt brings to the team.  This past season, he appeared in 67 games and had a 2.70 ERA.  In 2011, he appeared in 67 games as well with a 2.63 ERA.  They Giants love having a lefty as dominant as him coming out of the pen, and they will for at least the next three seasons.

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