Carasiti and Giants agree on minor league deal


The San Francisco Giants have signed 26 year old relief pitcher Matt Carasiti to a minor league deal. Carasiti was first drafted by the Rangers in 2009 but didn't sign until he was later drafted by the Rockies in 2012 out of St Johns University. Carasiti spent 3 seasons in the Rockies farm system going 0-2 in 44 games with 48 strikeouts, 9 walks and a 1.96 ERA while throwing 46 innings. He signed with the Rockies in 2016 after electing free agency and then was traded to the Cubs for Zac Rosscup. Prior to being traded, the right hander was 1-0 in 19 games for the Rockies with 17 strikeouts in 15.2 innings and had a 9.19 ERA. He then shipped himself to Japan and spent 2 seasons with the Yakult Swallows going 8-3 in 39 games (13 starts) and came back to the Cubs on a free agent deal. While in the Cubs organization last season, Carasiti went 1-1 before being released and being picked up by the Mariners for the final 2 1/2 months of the season.


He made his way back to the majors while with Seattle and appeared in 11 games and made 5 starts. He totaled 10 strikeouts going 0-1 with 5 walks in 9.2 innings while compiling a 4.56 ERA in which the Mariners went 4-7 in games he appeared and 2-3 in starts.

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