2-time Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell agrees to $62M deal with San Francisco Giants

San Diego Padres pitcher Blake Snell on the field at the Oakland Coliseum. Oakland^ California - September 17^ 2023

Reigning Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell has agreed to a two-year, $62 million deal with the San Francisco Giants. Sources told ESPN about the terms of the agreement Monday night, while the left-handed pitcher confirmed the news by posting a photo of himself wearing a Giants uniform on Instagram.

Snell, 31, entered the league as a first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2011 MLB Draft, making his MLB debut in 2016.  He went 21-5 with an American League and career-best 1.89 ERA over 31 starts in 2018, when he claimed his first Cy Young Award. The eight-year veteran joined the Padres in a 2020 trade from the Rays, going 14-9 with an MLB-best 2.25 ERA over 32 starts for San Diego en route to his second Cy Young Award in 2023.

Snell owns a 71-55 record with a 3.20 ERA over 191 career appearances; he joins a starting rotation with the Padres that also features Logan Webb, Kyle Harrison, Jordan Hicks and Alex Cobb. The Padres owned the No. 2 ERA in MLB (3.73) last season, and their starters were the best in baseball (3.69 ERA).

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