Nov. 19, 2010GIANTS PAGE GIANTS VIDEO
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contracts of right-handedpitchers Jose Casilla and Steve Edlefsen and left-handed pitcher Clayton Tanner to the clubs 40-manroster. In addition, Brett Pillhas been outrighted to triple-A Fresno and WaldisJoaquin has been placed on release waivers, club Senior VicePresident and General Manager Brian Sabeanannounced today.With todaystransactions, San Francisconow has 37 players on its 40-man roster.Casilla, who is theyounger brother to Giants relief pitcher Santiago, spent the 2010 campaign atClass A Augusta forging a 4-1 record with a 1.16 ERA (7er, 54.1ip) and 14 savesin 46 relief appearances. The 21-year-old right-hander was named to hisfirst-ever All-Star team in 2010, making the South Atlantic Leaguesmid-season squad.The five-yearprofessional has logged a 15-6 record with a 2.33 ERA (48er, 185.2ip) and 26saves in 97 relief appearances. He was signed by the Giants as a non-draftedfree agent in 2006.Edlefsen posted a7-2 record with a 2.38 ERA (17er, 64.1ip) and six saves in 49 reliefappearances in his second season at triple-A Fresno. The 2010 PCL mid-seasonAll-Star has quickly climbed San Franciscos organizational ladder since beingdrafted by the club in the 16th round of the 2007 draft. In parts of just twoseasons at the triple-A level, the 26-year-old has gone 12-2 with a 2.39 ERA(25er, 94.1ip) and eight saves in 71 relief outings.A native of Minneapolis, MN.,Edlefsen has posted a record of 25-8 with a 2.46 ERA (67er, 244.2ip) and 17saves in 156 relief appearances in his four seasons at the minor league level.Tanner, 22, went 9-9with a 3.68 ERA (61er, 149.0ip) in 27 starting assignments for double-A Richmond in 2010. Theleft-hander, who was named to the Eastern League mid-season All-Star team,finished ninth in the league in ERA.Born in Mona Vale, Australia, Tanner grew up in the Bay Area andgraduated from De La Salle (Concord, CA) High School. In five seasonsat the minor league level hes gone 45-33 with a 3.53 ERA (222er,566.2ip) in 117 games (100 starts).Pill,26, batted .275 (143-for-520) with 34 doubles, 16 home runs and 84 RBI attriple-A Fresno in 2010.Joaquin, 23, appeared in just four gameswith the Giants this season, allowing six runs (five earned) in 4.2 innings. Hespent the majority of the 2010 season with triple-A Fresno, going 1-2 with a4.93 ERA (19er, 34.2ip) in 23 games (five starts). He underwent surgery on hislower back (microdiscectomy) on November 10.
Courtesy San Francisco Giants Media Services