The Giants claim Jose Mijares off waivers
Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly discusses the team's new aquisition, left-handed pitcher Jose Mijares.
He -- alert the Giants were awarded their waiver claim on Kansas City Royals left hander Jose Mijares. The Giants announced today is already ahead of the forty man roster we'll join. The 25. Once he reports of about 72 hours he was too until. With a 256 and -- this year he's just 27 years of age career he gets lefties out to twelve Wright is not as much -- night. That said do. That to us Saint Louis at Busch Stadium and bring Andrew back and you talk about his new acquisition bags very curious first of all welcome presented by speedy oil change in tune up. The Royals waived and everybody in the American League got a chance to get out of and everybody the National League that has a worse record than the Giants had a chance to get him why did nobody else want this guy he has good numbers against left handers. Years ago. Yeah Giants manager Bruce coach a little surprised by that as well like you said over twenty plus teams. Had a shot at him and not only that but the Royals could hold them back off waivers and they let him go they gave them. This roster spot to somebody also save about 300000 or so by letting him go and know this happens from time to time on the Giants have put in the claim a couple of years ago on Scott error and they knew he was given to him as a free player in the got a couple pretty darn good years -- -- Scott air. There hoping that Mijares can be that kind of left the guy who can. Face lefties but also have enough stuff to get right handers out. And the big news is that basically it frees up Jeremy Affeldt and they have a third lefty in the pen. To maybe even more than a situation guy more than a set up guy he may get some save situations as well. Chris coach he's saying today that Santiago Casilla is blisters -- touching go issue and they're really gonna go more -- -- by committee in the ninth inning -- Talk talk more about this so adding this lefty from Kansas City got Lopez there and you can get knocked out. No longer have to use have felt situationally he's the one guy. They can get right handers out for Lopez could not get righty such Jeremy Affeldt could close the game for you get lefties out there and get right he's not as well. Yeah and aside from that last Saudi court still he's really been their best relief pitcher since the all star break and he's got the curve ball has got a swing and miss stuff. He's resilient he's he has closed before although it was several years ago. And they feel that maybe you might be the most dependable guy they have right now in the ninth inning however they got to watch him carefully as well he's been used quite a bit. And even the -- even Denver that he didn't pitch in. -- coach did get him up at least twice in that bullpen so all those guys even other of the thirteen man staff right now been used. Quite a bit and so we need a big nice long start from next candidate I'll be the best thing that they can get.