Giants Sign Guillermo Mota

The Giants signed Guillermo Mota to a minor league deal, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Unlike Horacio Ramirez and Byung-Hyun Kim, who also agreed to deals with the Giants today, Mota receives an invitation to Spring Training.

The Dodgers didn't offer Mota arbitration after the righty posted a 3.44 ERA for them last year in 65.1 innings of relief. The 36-year-old's rate stats – 5.4 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 – are nothing special, but his average fastball is about 94 mph.

16 Responses to Giants Sign Guillermo Mota Leave a Reply

  1. lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

    aha, they counter Amezaga with Mota…

  2. humbb 5 years ago

    Well, I guess that settles it … Giants won’t be acquiring Prince Fielder anytime soon.

    • WagsFromLB 5 years ago

      haha…good point

      • JaY_Patel 5 years ago

        Unless we trade Fielder for Mota (im dreaming wayy too much)…..i really think during the Trade Deadline he may be are big offensive bat (please come to us and Mota will apologize by buying u and Sandoval 1 yr amount of Dinners

  3. jfretless 5 years ago

    So… is a “minor league deal” a set price or price range?

  4. 55saveslives 5 years ago

    Man, Sabean is trying REALLY hard to get fired! Come on Bow-Tie!!!

  5. Guest 5 years ago

    Hey at least hes not your highest paid BP arm.. like he was for us.

  6. drlincecum 5 years ago

    Aren’t BK Kim and Ramirez non roster invitees for spring training? I didn’t think Howry was that great, and Mota has potential to put up similar numbers. Hopefully Sabean hits on one of these guys that would be nice.

  7. drlincecum 5 years ago


  8. drlincecum 5 years ago

    um what?

  9. WillieMaysField 5 years ago

    He’ll be a mop up guy like Howry and Miller’s role last year, but cheaper.

  10. markjsunz 5 years ago

    Mota had a bad first 6 weeks last season with the dodgers. There were rumors going around that the dodgers might release him. He made some adjustments with his delivery and had filthy stuff the rest of the season. It is a good signing Mota will add depth to the bullpen.

  11. BrianWillsave 5 years ago

    Well if it worked out for Miller and Medders, why shouldn´t for Mota…

  12. bafaabojangles 5 years ago

    Mota = Bum

  13. 55saveslives 5 years ago

    Luckily Molina only calls Fastball

  14. R_y_a_n 5 years ago

    I remember his days with the Mets…good times :)

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