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The San Francisco Giants have signed free-agent pitcher Amir Garrett to a minor-league deal.
The veteran will get an invite to big-league spring training as part of the minors pact. The left-hander posted a 3.33 ERA across 27 outings with the Royals in 2023 but also worked to a 5.56 FIP, 5.10 SIERA, and allowed a massive 17.9% BB%, meaning regression was certain moving forward.
The Cleveland Guardians have signed reliever Amir Garrett to a minor-league deal.
Garrett was designated for assignment by the Royals earlier in July and ended up becoming a free agent shortly after. He'll head to Cleveland on a minors pact but has been assigned to Triple-A Columbus for the time being. The left-hander owns a career 4.95 ERA across 322 appearances and actually pitched to a 3.33 ERA with Kansas City this season. The problem was a monstrous 17.9% BB% while Garrett has long had issues finding the zone, as per his career 13.2% BB%.
Amir Garrett has been designated for assignment by the Royals.
Garrett had a rough outing on Thursday, allowing four runs (two earned) in just 0.1 innings, but has been solid with the Royals overall. He had a 3.33 ERA and 10.36 K/9 in 24.1 innings with the Royals in 2023 and will look to find a new home elsewhere.
Royals reliever Amir Garrett is scheduled to throw a live bullpen session Thursday as he works his way back from left elbow valgus extension overload.
Fancy terminology aside, Royals skipper Matt Quatraro said Garrett's ailment is similar to a bone bruise. He tossed a bullpen session Monday and will move to a live session Thursday. The southpaw owns a 3.00 ERA across 23 appearances this season but his 4.65 FIP, 4.97 SIERA, and massive 17.7% BB% spell trouble moving forward.
Amir Garrett pitched 1/3 inning, allowing one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one and taking the loss as Kansas City fell 6-2 to the Giants in San Francisco on Monday.
Garrett has not had an ideal return from the IL, allowing four runs in one inning of work across two appearances since being activated. Garrett was saddled with the loss Monday and falls to 1-1 on the season and carries a 6.75 ERA in 18 appearances in 2022. The southpaw Garrett, once the rust has been knocked off, will give Kansas City a true lefty specialist they had sorely lacked with him sidelined. Fantasy managers who have stashed Garrett to this point should be patient and give him some time before cutting bait.