RP - FA
Chris Heston was shelled by the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. He was pulled after throwing three innings where he gave up seven runs (six earned). Heston walked four and allowed seven hits.
Chris Heston is not fantasy relevant, even in deeper AL-only formats. Heston enjoyed success in 2015 but has not returned to that form.
The Giants optioned Chris Heston to Triple-A, placed George Kontos on the DL, and called up a couple of short-inning relievers in Mike Broadway and Steven Okert.
This seems to be a multi-faceted move, but for Heston, he's likely going down to Triple-A to get stretched out to take the disastrous Jake Peavy's spot in the rotation. Last season, he was wildly inconsistent, posting a complete game shutout and a one-hitter en route to a 3.95 ERA. His upside is definitely worth an add in deeper leagues when it looks as though he is going to make his way back to the majors.
Chris Heston came in to relieve Jake Peavy and he pitched one inning and struck out one batter. He was credited with the victory.
This isn't great news for those monitoring Heston's value as the long man/sixth starter. It's likely they were just trying to get some work in for Heston to keep him fresh, but if he gets used to ten-pitch outings, it will make it much harder to stretch him out if (and let's be honest, when) Jake Peavy or Matt Cain goes down.
San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston gave up two runs in the first inning before settling down in a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. Heston lasted 5 2/3 innings while giving up seven hits, two walks and striking out four batters.
Heston's first year in the majors has included a no-hitter, a one hit shutout and then a lot of short-lived outings. His recent form hasn't been great as the regular season winds down. In six starts since August 1st, he has a 4.80 ERA and has not recorded a win. Look for Chris Heston to come back fresh in the 2016 season.
San Francisco Giants right-hander Chris Heston was sent down to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for Marlon Byrd on the roster. The veteran outfielder was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds yesterday.
"It gives him a little breather," according to Giants' manager Bruce Bochy regarding Heston. He has thrown the second-most innings of the Giant's pitching staff this season. Heston is expected to come back to the majors on September 1st, but is not worth a fantasy roster spot while he is away.