The San Francisco Giants have kept themselves busy this offseason, signing yet another pitcher to their organization, John Brabbia joins the club on a 1-year major league deal worth $800,000, he didn't pitch in 2020 after feeling a pull in his elbow in an exhibition game against the Mets on March 11th. He underwent Tommy John Surgery 3 months later watched his St Louis Cardinals go 30-28 and finish 2nd place in the NL Central. The 30-year-old right-hander was 6-7 in 3 years while in St Louis. striking out 198 batters in 161 total appearances out of the bullpen and had a 3.14 ERA.
Brebbia was first drafted by the Yankees in the 2011 June Amateur draft out of Elon University. He spent 3 seasons in their minor league system going 3-7 in 68 games and struck out 110 batters out of the 550 he faced which also included 34 walks. He was released in 2014 and the Arizona Diamondbacks signed him to a minor-league deal later in 2015. Unfortunately, he was put on waivers a couple of weeks later and was claimed by the Cardinals.
Although it is likely Brebbia won't be ready for the beginning of 2021, the Giants still need to ink a couple more position players and bullpen arms.