Around the Majors: Sabean gets an extension

1) The Giants announced that, late last season, they extended GM Brian Sabean’s contract through the 2006 season.

2) The Twins re-signed P Carlos Silva to a 2 year, $5.05 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

After starting his career with 3.21 ERA/5 RSAA and 4.43 ERA/-4 RSAA seasons, as a reliever, Silva had a 4.21 ERA/12 RSAA in 33 starts. He has a 4.04 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.44, and 13 RSAA in 163 games.

3) The Redsox signed 1B Roberto Petagine to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

Petagine, who has been in Japan for the past 6 years, has -3 RCAA/.717 OPS in 193 career games.

4) The Devil Rays signed OF Tom Goodwin to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

After -2 RCAA/.659 OPS and -3 RCAA/.690 OPS seasons, Goodwin had a .276 SLG, .254 OBA, .531 OPS, -10 RCAA in 77 games with the Cubs. He has a .671 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -146 RCAA in 1288 games.

5) Diamondbacks C Robby Hammock became a free agent when he cleared waivers. Hammock had been removed from the 40 man roster when he was designated for assignment at the end of January.

He had surgery last week to repair a torn labrum.

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