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.
The Giants announce they’ve signed righty reliever John Brebbia to a one-year major league deal worth $800,000. He had Tommy John surgery in June.— Mark W. Sanchez (@MarkWSanchez) December 21, 2020
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.