SAN FRANCISCO -- Wanting stability for his three young sons, left-hander Jeremy Affeldt sought a long-term commitment after helping the Giants win a second World Series title in three years. The Giants gave it to him.

The club announced a three-year deal on Wednesday that will pay the 33-year-old Affeldt $18 million and keep one of manager Bruce Bochy's favorite bullpen weapons around through 2015.

The Giants hope to keep the top of their lineup intact, as well, but second baseman Marco Scutaro and center fielder Angel Pagan continue to test the market. Both players have indicated they would like to return to San Francisco, and the Giants have continued to have discussions with both free agents.

Scutaro hit .362 after being acquired at the trade deadline and was MVP of the National League Championship Series. The 37-year-old second baseman is expected to get a two-year deal.

Pagan's situation is trickier, and the veteran could draw a hefty payday in a shallow free-agent market. Pagan, 31, hit .288 with 61 extra-base hits and 29 stolen bases.

Affeldt's deal came together relatively quickly after a season in which he had a 2.70 ERA in 67 appearances and threw 101/3 scoreless innings in the postseason. Affeldt passed a physical on Tuesday and took to Twitter on Wednesday to say he was "pumped to be back (with) my San Francisco family."


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Family was a key factor in Affeldt re-signing in San Francisco. A resident of Spokane, Wash., he expressed a desire to stay close to home and sign a multiyear deal that would give security to his wife and sons.

The deal gives the Giants security as well, bringing back a durable relief pitcher with a 2.73 ERA and 261 appearances in four seasons as a Giant.