Belt stays with Giants, accepts $18.4M qualifying offer

NEW YORK CITY- First baseman Brandon Belt accepted an $18.4 million certifying deal from the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday instead of pursue bidders as a totally free representative.

Belt was the only one to accept amongst the 14 totally free representatives who got the deals from their previous clubs on Nov. 7.

Gamers who refused deals consisted of very first baseman Freddie Freeman (Atlanta), shortstop Carlos Correa and right-hander Justin Verlander (Houston), right-hander Raisel Iglesias (Los Angeles Angels), left-hander Robbie Ray and 2nd baseman/shortstop Marcus Semien (Toronto), outfielder Nick Castellanos (Cincinnati), shortstop Trevor Story (Colorado), shortstop Corey Seager and infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor (Los Angeles Dodgers) and outfielder Michael Conforto (New York City Mets).

2 of the gamers who got deals have actually settled agreements with brand-new groups. Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez left Boston for a $77 million, five-year agreement with Detroit, and right-hander Noah Syndergaard left the Mets for a $21 million, 1 year agreement with the Angels.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.