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Giants sign reliever John Brebbia

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Brebbia is on a one-year Major League deal, and rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

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The San Francisco Giants made another bullpen move on Monday, announcing the signing of right-handed reliever John Brebbia. San Francisco signed Brebbia to a one-year Major League deal worth $800,000, though he likely won’t be able to pitch until well into the season, as he had Tommy John surgery in June.

Brebbia, a 30 year old, has three years of MLB experience under his belt, all with the St. Louis Cardinals. For his career he has a 3.14 ERA, a 3.39 FIP, and 198 strikeouts to 54 walks in 175 innings. In 2019 he was worth 0.7 rWAR and 1.3 fWAR.

It’s a bit of an unconventional move, to sign an injured pitcher to a one-year deal. But it certainly puts the Giants in a position to capitalize on Brebbia’s talents midseason, assuming he’s able to make a full recovery.

Perhaps it wasn’t the big move that Giants fans were hoping for, but it’s something.