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Ken Giles

Ken Giles


Age: 32College: Yavapai Community College (AZ)Bats: RThrows: R

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #429
Best / Worst #341 / #456
ADP #903

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Ken Giles to hold throwing session Wednesday

Free agent reliever Ken Giles is set to hold a throwing session for interested teams on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Injuries -- including Tommy John surgery -- have essentially wiped out each of Giles' last three seasons as he's pitched just eight MLB innings since the start of 2020. His last full season was sheer dominance, however, as he worked to a 1.87 ERA and 39.9% K% while saving 23 games across 53 appearances for the 2019 Toronto Blue Jays. With at least 15 teams expected to attend his workout, it's reasonable to expect Giles to land at least a minor-league deal with an invite to MLB spring training.

Brenton Kemp7 weeks ago
Ken Giles designated for assignment Friday

Ken Giles was designated for assignment Friday by the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Impact

Giles appeared in just five games for the Mariners this season, but was placed on IL in early July with right shoulder tightness. The 31-year-old was on a rehab assignment working his way back but it does not appear the Mariners had plans to bring him back into the fold. Fantasy managers should feel safe moving on from Giles.

Jesse Garcia32 weeks ago
Ken Giles (shoulder) placed on the IL

The Mariners placed Ken Giles on the injured list Saturday with tightness behind his throwing shoulder.

Fantasy Impact

Giles threw six pitches in relief Friday night before he was removed from the game. The veteran righty has missed most of the last few seasons to injury so the bad luck continues for him unfortunately. He had looked sharp in his four appearances entering Friday.

Ari Koslow37 weeks ago
Ken Giles departs with injury Friday

Ken Giles left Friday's game early against the Blue Jays Friday.

Fantasy Impact

Mariners manager Scott Servais said after the game that Giles had some tightness in the back of his shoulder. There should be more information released on his status at some point on Saturday.

Ari Koslow37 weeks ago
Ken Giles pitches in first game since 2020 season Tuesday

Ken Giles appeared in a MLB game for the first time since the 2020 season Tuesday against the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact

Giles entered an 8-2 game in the final inning, tossing a quick 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout. He should start to mix himself into a late-inning role out of the Mariners bullpen once he gets more acclimated and comfortable.

Ari Koslow40 weeks ago
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