SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman allowed three runs in 4.1 innings in Thursday's loss, while striking out eight hitters.
The stuff was there, as evidenced by eight strikeouts in 4.1 innings, but he also allowed three runs on six hits. Seems like the prototypical Gausman start, which is why he's struggled to find a steady home. He has been used a long-reliever, spot-start guy this season, so it'll be interesting to see how he's used next time out.
Kevin Gausman has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco Giants, worth $9 million.
Gausman, a five-year veteran, has seen stretches of greatness in his time with the Orioles and Braves. He finished last season with a 10.03/9 strikeout rate, a career-high. A move to the pitcher-friendly confines of Oracle Park should prove beneficial to Gausman's fantasy value.
Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman was non-tendered by the Reds on Monday, making him a free agent.
Gausman pitched to a 5.72 ERA in 2019 with the Braves and Reds, so this is not a shocking development. With the Reds looking like they are going to spend big money elsewhere on the free agent market, it makes sense for them to cut Gausman loose as they look for upgrades. For other cost-conscious franchises, Gausman could be an intriguing buy-low opportunity.
Kevin Gausman (3-9) took the loss Monday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on three hits no walks while striking out two in two innings.
Gausman was not expected to work deep into the game Monday, but after allowing a three-run home run, Dave Bell gave him a quick hook. Gausman will likely return to a bullpen role, where he's posted a 4.02 ERA in 11 appearances with the Reds.
Kevin Gausman was acquired by the Reds from the Braves after claiming him off waivers.
Gausman’s move to the Reds came out of nowhere, as there were no prior reports that Atlanta had waived him. The Reds will pick up his remaining $9.35 million contract and will have him under team control through his final year of arbitration in 2020. He owns a 6.19 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, with 85 strikeouts in 80 innings for the Braves this season. Gausman will most likely enter the Reds rotation or be used as multi-innings reliever.