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Suppan joins Giants on minor league deal

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St. Louis Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan delivers in the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, July 31, 2010, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan delivers in the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, July 31, 2010, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Cardinal starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/John Heller) By John Heller St. Louis Cardinal starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/John Heller) By John Heller

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pitcher Jeff Suppan is headed to spring training with the San Francisco Giants with a chance to win a job.
  
San Francisco has agreed to a minor league contract with the 36-year-old right-hander and invited him to big league camp when pitchers and catchers report next month in Scottsdale, Ariz. Suppan would make $1 million if he is added to the World Series champions' 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn performance bonuses.
  
Suppan went 3-8 with a 5.06 ERA in 15 starts and 30 appearances last season -- his 16th in the majors -- with Milwaukee and St. Louis. He could give San Francisco a capable sixth starter as insurance.
  
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