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Giants pitcher Sean Manaea opts out of contract, becomes free agent

Nov 6, 2023, 9:12 AM | Updated: 10:03 am

Sean Manaea #52 of the San Francisco Giants acknowledges the fans after pitching in his 1000th care...

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Sean Manaea #52 of the San Francisco Giants acknowledges the fans after pitching in his 1000th career inning during the game against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on September 27, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Last offseason, Sean Manaea agreed to a two-year deal with the San Francisco Giants. Apparently, he’s ready to test free agency again.

When Manaea signed with the Giants, the deal included an opt-out clause following the 2023 season. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, the left-handed veteran plans to utilize that clause and become a free agent. The team later confirmed the news.

The 31-year-old Manaea saw an up and down year with San Francisco, struggling through the first three months of the season with a 5.68 ERA. The team moved him from the starting rotation to the bullpen.

Then when July came around, things improved, finishing the second half of the year with a 3.44 ERA and four of his seven wins.

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Had he opted into his contract, the Giants would have been on the hook for $15 million.

Sean Manaea spent his first six years in the majors with the Oakland Athletics before he was traded to San Diego. With the A’s, he amassed a 50-41 record with a 3.86 ERA.

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