With accidents to a handful of starters such as Anthony DeSclafani, Jakob Junis and Matthew Boyd, the Giants have been hunting for pitching depth.
Their research led them to right-hander Tobias Myers, who was obtained Thursday in a trade with the Cleveland Guardians.
The Giants despatched Cleveland hard cash considerations in trade for Myers, who was specified for assignment this 7 days right after submitting a 6.00 Period in 14 Triple-A starts off this time. To very clear a roster spot for Myers, the Giants transferred DeSclafani to the 60-working day hurt list following saying the veteran starter could be out for the period next ankle surgical procedure which is scheduled for July 12.
With Junis attempting to return from a hamstring injuries and Boyd, who has nonetheless to debut this season, battling forearm problems, the Giants’ pitching depth has been depleted.
It’s unclear how Myers could in shape into the Giants’ programs as the 23-calendar year-outdated righty experienced provided up 73 hits and 30 walks in just 60 innings at Triple-A Columbus this yr. Giants’ president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi normally prioritizes incorporating pitchers with remarkable strikeout-to-stroll ratios, but Myers has struggled with command and management this season and experienced struck out just 40 batters in 14 starts.
Myers’ best trait that Baseball America highlighted previously this 12 months is vertical motion on his fastball, which assists him established up his higher-80s cutter, curveball and functioning changeup.
Myers pitched in the Rays’ firm past period in which he reached Triple-A Durham and struck out 65 batters around 58 innings when strolling just 18 hitters.
A sixth-round draft decide of the Orioles out of substantial faculty, Myers was traded to the Rays in 2017 in a deal that sent shortstop Tim Beckham to Baltimore. In November 2021, Tampa traded Myers to Cleveland in exchange for shortstop Junior Caminero.
Upon incorporating him to the 40-male roster, the Giants optioned Myers to Triple-A Sacramento.