Right-hander Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants agreed Thursday to a $9 million, four-year contract, including a club option for 2011.
The 22-year-old led rookies with 13 wins and 179 strikeouts last season, going 13-12 with a 4.15 ERA in 190.2 innings and finished in a tie for fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting. Cain also led the Giants in victories.
He started last season 1-5 with a 7.04 ERA over his initial seven starts, having his turn in the rotation skipped during a May trip to Houston. He made one relief appearance, then was 12-7 with a 3.34 ERA in his final 24 outings, which included the two innings out of the bullpen after pitching a one-hitter against Oakland on May 21st.