Giants recall LHP Kickham, option IF Noonan

Giants recall LHP Kickham, option IF Noonan
August 23, 2013, 5:00 pm
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In 22.1 innings pitched over six games for the Giants this season, Mike Kickham has a 10.72 ERA. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants bolstered their bullpen depth by bringing back lefty Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno and optioning infielder Nick Noonan.
 
It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for that duo. Kickham had just been demoted to the minors Thursday, and Noonan was recalled to take his place on the big league roster. But the Giants’ bullpen has been taxed lately, and manager Bruce Bochy said another arm was needed. Noonan is a good bet to rejoin the club when rosters expand Sept. 1.
 
The Giants also promoted right-hander Yusmeiro Petit on Friday, and he’s likely to start Tuesday at Colorado in place of Matt Cain, who was placed on the disabled list.