The San Francisco Giants made one trade before Monday's trade deadline across baseball. They acquired left-hander Anthony Banda from the Tampa Rays, and they sent cash considerations over to complete the deal. Banda was designated for assignment Sunday. He is 1-0 in 4 games on the season with a save including 4 strikeouts in 7 innings and a 10.29 ERA.
The San Jacinto College alum started his career by being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers back in 2012 and was then traded to the Diamondbacks with Mitch Haniger for Gerardo Parra in 2014. He was 2-3 in 8 games and made 4 starts with a 5.96 ERA totaling 25 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings. Banda was then shipped to Tampa Bay in 2018 as a part a 3-team trade with Arizona and the Yankees. Arizona received Stephen Souza Jr, and Taylor Widener, Tampa Bay received Nick Solak, Banda as the Yankees got Brandon Drury.
While in Tampa Bay the 27-year-old was 2-0 in 10 games including 1 start and had a 6.07 ERA which included 16 strikeouts in 3 years. He has also spent time in the minors during his careeer compiling an overall record of 46-41 in 151 games (134 starts) with 707 strikeouts and a 3.90 ERA.
Joey Rickard will go on the 60 day injured list with elbow inflammation to open a roster spot.