Giants ink Gausman on a 1 year deal



The San Francisco Giants have signed veteran pitcher Kevin Gausman to a major league deal. The deal is worth $9 million and is for 1 year. Guasman was first drafted by the Dodgers in the 2010 June Amateur Draft out of Groundview High School but didn't sign. He was then taken by the Orioles in the 2012 June Amateur Draft and signed a month later. He spent 6 seasons in Baltimore and appeared in 150 games and made 127 starts going 39-51 with a 4.22 ERA and had 697 strikeouts in 763.2 innings pitched. Gausman was then traded to the Atlanta Braves with Darren O'Day for Brett Cumberland, JC Encarnacion, Bruce Zimmerman, Evan Phillips and International Slot money in 2018. While with Atlanta, the 28 year old right hander was 8-10 in 26 starts for the Braves and owned a 4.77 ERA totaling 129 strikeouts in just 139.2 innings of work with only 45 walks.

Gausman was claimed by the Reds after the Braves put him on waievers towards the end of last year. He appeared in 15 games and made 1 start for the Reds going 0-2 with a 4.03 ERA and had 29 strikeouts in 22.1 innings.

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