The Giants introduced that they’ve designated right-hander Gregory Santos for task. The membership might want to open yet another roster spot, to permit for latest signees Sean Manaea and Carlos Correa to suit onto the 40-man.
Santos, 23, started his profession within the Purple Sox group however got here to the Giants within the 2017 deadline deal that despatched Eduardo Núñez to Boston. The Giants have been impressed sufficient together with his growth to present him a 40-man roster spot forward of the 2020 Rule 5 draft. In 2021, Santos made a quick MLB debut however was handed an 80-game suspension in June after testing optimistic for Stanozolol, a banned performance-enhancing drug.
In 2022, Santos served as non-obligatory depth, throwing simply 3 2/3 innings within the huge leagues. In 33 Triple-A innings, he posted a 4.91 ERA with sturdy strikeout price and floor ball charges of 23% and 51.7%, respectively. Nevertheless, management was a problem with Santos strolling 13.5% of batters confronted, one thing that has been a persistent drawback in recent times. He has a 16.7% stroll price in his temporary MLB tenure as properly.
The Giants could have one week to commerce Santos or cross him by waivers. Regardless of these management points, there are causes Santos would possibly discover some curiosity from different golf equipment. He’s nonetheless fairly younger and has one choice 12 months remaining, permitting him to function depth within the minor leagues. He additionally has wonderful velocity, together with his fastball averaged at 98.8 mph in his temporary displaying this 12 months. For any membership that feels they will higher harness that energy, Santos could possibly be a worthwhile pickup.