The arbitration season won’t come with any drama for the Giants.
The team agreed to a one-year, $4.225 million deal with closer Will Smith, according to USA Today, avoiding an arbitration hearing. The Giants previously had signed Joe Panik and Sam Dyson to one-year deals and non-tendered Hunter Strickland and Gorkys Hernandez.
They have no remaining arbitration-eligible players.
Smith, 29, would enter the spring as the favorite to be the Opening Day closer, but there’s no guarantee that he’ll be at Scottsdale Stadium. The Giants have fielded calls on Smith all offseason and have felt there’s a good chance they can get a strong return for Smith in a trade.