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Giants and OF Denard Span agree to $31 million, 3-year deal

After addressing their holes in the pitching rotation early in free agency, the San Francisco Giants filled their biggest remaining need Thursday.

The Giants agreed on a $31 million, three-year deal with free agent Denard Span, giving them the outfielder and leadoff hitter they had sought.

Span passed a physical and he will be officially introduced at a news conference on Friday.

"I'm very pleased to strengthen our ballclub with an excellent fielder and solid top-of-the-order hitter who has a great track record," general manager Bobby Evans said. "When you invest in pitching like we did this winter, it's important to invest in the defense behind them....