Injuries and suspensions have depleted the San Francisco bullpen of right-handers, but they may have just found an adequate solution to adding a little more experience and depth as the Giants signed 33-old Brad Penny to a to a minor league contract on Friday.
This according to several sources on Twitter.
He will report to extended spring camp in Arizona on Monday, and could eventually be an option on the Giants’ pitching staff. San Francisco expects him to soon join Triple-A Fresno before being called up to the big leagues.
Penny, a veteran of 12 major league seasons was recently released from his contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League so that he could return to the United States..
After some very good seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he post an ugly 11-11 with a 5.30 ERA last season in 31 starts for the Detroit Tigers.
Penny has averaged a career-high 11.0 hits per nine innings and a career-low strikeout rate of 3.7 per nine innings.