The Giants signed veteran left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins to a minor league contract, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Monday night, citing a source.
Free-agent left-hander Jerry Blevins has signed a minor-league contract with the #SFGiants, source tells The Athletic. Deal includes invitation to major-league spring training.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 21, 2020
The deal includes an invitation to major league camp, Rosenthal reported.
Blevins responded to Rosenthal's tweet, all but confirming the news.
You guys, this is big news...to my friends and family.— Jerry Blevins (@jerryblevins) January 21, 2020
Blevins has pitched parts of 13 seasons with four different teams. He's spent time with the A's, Washington Nationals, New York Mets and Atlanta Braves.
Last season with Atlanta, the 36-year-old posted a 3.90 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 32.1 innings over 45 appearances.
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Blevins appears to be another low-risk, high-reward signing by the Giants' front office. If he makes the team out of spring training and shows he has value, he could be a prime trade candidate ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.
If Farhan Zaidi and Scott Harris can turn Blevins into a future asset, this will look like another stealthy move.