Pat The Bat to return to Giants

FILE -- San Francisco Giants' Pat Burrell takes batting practice during a baseball workout in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

December 1, 2010 10:15:58 PM PST
With the San Francisco Giants shelling out big money for Aubrey Huff and Miguel Tejada, the thought was that Pat Burrell might not be back next season, but the world champions have re-signed "Pat The Bat."

The San Jose Mercury News first reported that Burrell and the Giants have agreed on what's been described as a discounted one-year deal.

Burrell was a huge boost to the Giant offense, with 18 homers in the regular season.

He really slumped in the World Series, but Pat The Bat is apparently coming back.