Giants pitcher Sean Manaea opts out of contract, becomes free agent
Nov 6, 2023, 9:12 AM | Updated: 10:03 am
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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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Sean Manaea tells me he is opting out of his deal with the Giants. Not a surprise, really – he should have a good market with that strong finish.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) November 5, 2023
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.