San Francisco Giants sign Madison Bumgarner to a five-year extension

The San Francisco Giants have signed Madison Bumgarner to a contract extension.

Bumgarner signed to a five-year extension worth $35 million. This will keep him in a Giants uniform until 2017. The contract also includes a club option for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Giants starters Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain signed deals earlier in the year, and will be remaining in San Francisco at least through next season.

“Preserving our core pitching for the long term remains a top priority for the Giants and today’s extension certainly helps further that goal,” general manager Brian Sabean said. “Madison has already proven that he is one of the best left-handed pitchers in the game today and we are confident that he will continue to succeed for many years to come.”

Bumgarner is only 22 years old, but has been a key part of the Giant’s pitching rotation.

Along with Lincecum and Cain, Bumgarner helped to lead the Giants to a World Series victory in 2010.

Last season, the left-hander finished 11th in the National League having a 3.21 ERA.

On his career, Bumgarner is 21-20 with a 3.12 ERA, playing in 57 games.

Bumgarner is scheduled to make his next appearance on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Giants are currently 4-5. They lost their last match-up against the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Sunday night.

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