ESPN Right-hander Kevin Gausman accepted the San Francisco Giants' $18.9 million qualifying offer Wednesday and will return to the team in 2021. Gausman, 29, was 3-3 with a 3.62 ERA during the pandemic-shortened season for the Giants as he returned to his familiar role as a starting pitcher. He had a sterling 4.9 strikeouts-to-walks ratio (79-16) in 2020 and his average fastball velocity was up by 1.2 mph to 95.1 mph, but Gausman, who rarely throws a breaking ball, threw his straight fastball le...