Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher

Syndicate

Ken Giles Newsbeat

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Mariners have reached agreement to sign Ken Giles, but don’t expect to see him pitch this season

The Mariners are on the verge of signing a hard-throwing reliever with extensive closing experience to help their bullpen … in 2022.

Major League Baseball sources confirmed a report from ESPN 710 that the club had reached an agreement with free agent pitcher Ken Giles on a two-year MLB contract.

It needs to be a multiyear contract because Giles likely won’t be healthy enough to pitch for the Mariners this season.

On Oct. 1, he underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament. The typical recovery from the surgery to get back to full strength is 12 to 15 months. While there have been exceptions, any notion of Giles trying to expedite his recovery in the hopes of pitching this season would be risky and less than ideal.

Giles, 30, made just four appearances for the Blue Jays this past season, notching one save and posting a 9.82 ERA before the aching elbow ended his season. In 2019, Giles was dominant when healthy, posting a 2-3 record with 23 saves and a 1.87 ERA in 53 appearances. In 53 innings, he struck out a whopping 83 batters with just 17 walks. He was considered a possible trade candidate at the 2019 deadline, but concerns about elbow inflammation lowered his market.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 11, 2021 at 09:14 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: ken giles, mariners

 

 

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
tshipman
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogFormer All-Star pitcher Jim 'Mudcat' Grant, who spent 14 seasons in the majors, dies at 85
(19 - 6:58pm, Jun 13)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOMNICHATTER! for the weekend of June 12-13, 2021
(19 - 6:55pm, Jun 13)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogPhillies president Dave Dombrowski considers the late Darren Daulton one of his all-time great deadline deals
(9 - 6:46pm, Jun 13)
Last: Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre)

NewsblogNBA 2021 Playoffs+ thread
(1205 - 6:41pm, Jun 13)
Last: Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre)

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - In Which Euro 2020 Is Played in 2021
(109 - 4:38pm, Jun 13)
Last: AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale

NewsblogWhy have the Dodgers been so slow to honor Glenn Burke, MLB’s first openly gay player?
(10 - 1:21pm, Jun 13)
Last: Tom Goes to the Ballpark

NewsblogTo the window, to the wall, to OMNICHATTER!, for June 11, 2021
(30 - 1:08pm, Jun 13)
Last: sunday silence (again)

NewsblogMets' Jacob deGrom leaves start with elbow issue, says 'level of concern not too high'
(11 - 11:10am, Jun 13)
Last: pikepredator

NewsblogNew York Mets' Pete Alonso posits that MLB 'manipulates the baseball' based on free-agent class
(34 - 12:32am, Jun 13)
Last: Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein

Sox TherapyGetting There
(14 - 9:10pm, Jun 12)
Last: Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer

NewsblogSinclair raising $250M for new sports streaming service, sources say
(5 - 6:44pm, Jun 12)
Last: Astroenteritis

Newsblog'Sorry you had to see that' -- How baserunning has become an embarrassing problem in Major League Baseball
(75 - 3:53pm, Jun 12)
Last: BDC

Sox TherapyFeeling a Draft
(10 - 11:20am, Jun 12)
Last: Bad Fish

NewsblogStruggling Diamondbacks 'part ways' with hitting coaches Darnell Coles, Eric Hinske
(12 - 9:48am, Jun 12)
Last: Jack Sommers

Newsblog8th? BBTF Central Park Softball Game: SEPT 18, 2021
(147 - 3:43pm, Jun 11)
Last: villageidiom

Page rendered in 0.9746 seconds
46 querie(s) executed