The Giants will open camp next week without any lingering contract issues.
Third baseman Casey McGehee agreed to a one-year deal Thursday, avoiding arbitration. McGehee will make $4.8 million in his first year with the Giants, according to CSBSports.com's Jon Heyman. He had filed at $5.4 million after coming over in a December trade and the Giants countered at $4 million.
McGehee will get the first crack at replacing Pablo Sandoval, who signed with the Boston Red Sox in November. The 32-year-old hit .287 for the Miami Marlins last season, with a .355 on-base percentage, four homers and 76 RBIs. While McGehee is unlikely to match Sandoval's power, the Giants believe he'll lengthen the lineup and give them another tough out. Manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that McGehee will likely open the season as his No. 6 hitter, but could move up a spot against tough left-handers.
A Santa Cruz native, McGehee was viewed as a perfect stopgap for an organization that was without an internal replacement for Sandoval. He'll be a free agent after the 2015 season.
The Giants had previously settled with or extended arbitration-eligible players Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Gregor Blanco, Yusmeiro Petit, Hector Sanchez and Travis Ishikawa. They have not gone into a hearing since going up against A.J. Pierzynski before the 2004 season. Belt flew to Florida last spring for his hearing, but settled before the two sides were put in a room.