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Friday BP: Giants close to signing RHP Jay Jackson

It will reportedly be a Minor League deal for the reliever.

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Hello and happy Friday.

The San Francisco Giants have avoided making a big splash this offseason, which was highlighted by a trio of moves that happened on Thursday. Cleveland superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor was traded to the New York Mets, and right-handed pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano opted to continue pitching in Japan because no MLB team met his asking price.

As if to perfectly frame how little the San Francisco Giants are doing with regards to those types of possibilities, the team counteracted those big happenings by ... signing a reliever to a Minor League contract.

According to Marc Delucchi, the Giants are nearing a deal with right-handed pitcher Jay Jackson.

After being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the ninth round of the 2008 draft, Jackson only appeared in two different MLB seasons: 2015 with the San Diego Padres and 2019 with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 34 career appearances he has a 4.67 ERA, a 4.33 FIP, and 51 strikeouts to 19 walks in 34.2 innings.

He’s pitched very well in Japan’s NPB, where he has 182 appearances in four seasons. In that time he has a 2.16 ERA with 204 strikeouts to 71 walks in 183 innings.

We’ll see if he makes the bullpen.

Big moves, baby.

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Have a wonderful Friday.