The San Francisco Giants have designated pitcher Derek Holland infielder Ryder Jones for assignment in order to make room for Zach Green and Connor Menez.
Connor Menez was drafted out of the 14th round by the Giants in the 2016 MLB Draft out of The Masters College. The 24 year old left hander had a career 25-21 record in 84 minor league games with an ERA of 4.09 totaling 443 strikeouts in just 398 innings.
Third baseman Zach Green was also called up as the Giants sent veteran pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the bullpen. Green was hitting .302 in 225 at bats for the AAA Sacramento Rivercats this year with 23 dingers and 59 RBIs. The Sacramento native had 18 doubles and 1 triple with an OPS of 1.099 and a .429 slugging percentage. He was drafted out of Jesuit High School in Sacramento by the Phillies in the 3rd round in the 2012 MLB Draft. Green signed with the Giants in November on a minor league deal.
Derek Holland spent the last year in a half with the Giants after signing a deal with the team in 2018. Holland was excellent this year but couldn't carry the magic over to this season and wound up in the bullpen as an innings eater and would still get roughed up. As a Giant, Holland was 9-13 in 67 games (37 starts) with 240 strikeouts in 240 innings while having a 4.24 ERA.
Jones was drafted by the Giants in the 2013 Amateur Draft in the 2nd round and played in just 58 games total. He made 172 plate appearances and hit 4 homers with 8 RBIs, but never broke the big league roster in 2019.