The Giants agreed to terms on a three-year deal with right-hander Santiago Casilla on Monday. Casilla, who saved 25 games last season after Brian Wilson had Tommy John surgery, was entering his final season of arbitration.

The deal includes a club-vesting option for a fourth year and is pending a physical. The Associated Press reports the deal is for $15 million over three years.

Casilla, 32, had several up-and-down seasons with the A's before breaking through with the Giants in 2010. He has a 2.22 ERA in three seasons with the Giants and has 33 saves.

Casilla saved 21 games in the first half last season before manager Bruce Bochy elected to turn to a committee approach. After brief struggles in the middle of the season, Casilla rebounded down the stretch and allowed just one earned run in 11 postseason appearances.

Casilla is expected to again serve a key late-innings role in 2013.

  • R.A. Dickey broke the news of his trade even before the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets. A few minutes ahead of the teams announcing the seven-player swap that sent the N.L. Cy Young Award winner to Toronto, he tweeted his thanks to Mets fans. Toronto acquired the 38-year-old knuckleballer and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. The Mets got top catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud and veteran catcher John Buck, plus minor league right-hander Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra.

  • The Detroit Tigers' deal with pitcher Anibal Sanchez is worth $80 million over five years, a person familiar with it told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because terms weren't announced.

  • The Houston Astros signed former Athletic Carlos Pena.

    College football

    Former Cal running game coordinator Ron Gould has been hired as the new head coach at UC Davis. Gould will be paid an annual base salary of $235,000.

  • Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix III and offensive tackle Zack Martin will return to school next year and skip the NFL draft.

  • A person familiar with the decision says Western Michigan has hired 32-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant P.J. Fleck as its head coach.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.