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  3. article_body => "<p>It turns out there was&nbsp;a good reason for all the exclamation points in Chadwick Tromp's&nbsp;tweet about <a href=\"https:\/\/www.nbcsports.com\/bayarea\/giants\/catcher-chadwick-tromp-re-signs-giants-week-after-non-tender\">returning&nbsp;to the Giants<\/a>. The deal was better than expected.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<p>The Giants announced on Wednesday morning that Tromp agreed to a major league contract for the 2021 season, which puts him back on the 40-man roster and gives him the leg up in the competition to back up Buster Posey (assuming Joey Bart, as expected, <a href=\"https:\/\/www.nbcsports.com\/bayarea\/giants\/giants-still-super-high-joey-bart-who-might-start-2021-minors\">begins the season with Triple-A Sacramento<\/a>).<\/p>\r\n\r\n<p>Tromp was one of three players taken off the roster before last week's non-tender deadline, and the other two -- right-handed relievers Melvin Adon and Rico Garcia -- returned on minor league deals with invites to spring training. The Giants signed nine additional&nbsp;players to minor league deals, although most or all of them appear likely&nbsp;to be viewed as depth options in the upper minors.&nbsp;<\/p>\r\n\r\n<p><a href=\"https:\/\/art19.com\/shows\/balk-talk\"><strong>Download and subscribe to the Balk Talk Podcast<\/strong><\/a><\/p>\r\n\r\n<drupal-url data-embed-button=\"url\" data-embed-url=\"https:\/\/art19.com\/shows\/balk-talk\/episodes\/6b38bd3e-55ab-4920-b50a-0e0b08a41388\" data-entity-label=\"Embed social\" data-timestamp=\"1607538682\" data-url-provider=\"ART19\"><\/drupal-url>\r\n\r\n<p>Here's the full list: RHP Daniel Alvarez, LHP Anthony Banda, RHP Silvino Bracho, IF\/OF Jason Krizan, RHP Dominic Leone, LHP Sam Long, RHP Yunior Marte, RHP Raffi Vizcaino and RHP Sam Wolff.&nbsp;<\/p>\r\n\r\n<h5><a href=\"https:\/\/www.nbcsports.com\/bayarea\/giants\/scott-harris-first-season-giants-gm-had-wild-twists-turns-2020\">RELATED: First year takes twists, turns for new Giants GM<\/a><\/h5>\r\n\r\n<p>Several on the list have limited big league experience, including Garcia, who made 12 appearances in the shortened season. Tromp made 24, and he's now one of just three catchers on the 40-man roster. Heading into Thursday morning's Rule 5 Draft, the Giants have three open roster spots.<\/p>\r\n"
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It turns out there was a good reason for all the exclamation points in Chadwick Tromp's tweet about returning to the Giants. The deal was better than expected.

The Giants announced on Wednesday morning that Tromp agreed to a major league contract for the 2021 season, which puts him back on the 40-man roster and gives him the leg up in the competition to back up Buster Posey (assuming Joey Bart, as expected, begins the season with Triple-A Sacramento).

Tromp was one of three players taken off the roster before last week's non-tender deadline, and the other two -- right-handed relievers Melvin Adon and Rico Garcia -- returned on minor league deals with invites to spring training. The Giants signed nine additional players to minor league deals, although most or all of them appear likely to be viewed as depth options in the upper minors. 

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Here's the full list: RHP Daniel Alvarez, LHP Anthony Banda, RHP Silvino Bracho, IF/OF Jason Krizan, RHP Dominic Leone, LHP Sam Long, RHP Yunior Marte, RHP Raffi Vizcaino and RHP Sam Wolff. 

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Several on the list have limited big league experience, including Garcia, who made 12 appearances in the shortened season. Tromp made 24, and he's now one of just three catchers on the 40-man roster. Heading into Thursday morning's Rule 5 Draft, the Giants have three open roster spots.