ESPN: Giants Reward Hunter Pence with Contract Extension

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- The San Francisco Giants may be missing the playoffs this year, but outfielder Hunter Pence has a reason to celebrate as he and the Giants have agreed on a new contract.

According to ESPN, Pence's deal will be worth $90 million over five years.

Since being acquired last season from the Philadelphia Phillies, Pence has become a favorite in the Giants clubhouse as well as the fans.

Pence was originally set to become a free agent, but a deal was worked out quickly due to Pence's desire to stay in San Francisco.

He emerged a leader for the team during their run to the World Series last season, and this year he's been arguably their best offensive player.

In 2013, Pence has set a career high with 26 home runs so far, and his 94 RBIs entering Saturday is the third-best mark in his career.

Pence was also honored this season with the team's prestigious "Willie Mac Award" which is given annually to the most inspirational member on the team.

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