Dessens Deal Falls Through; Giants To Sign Lawrence

Elmer Dessens' minor league deal with the Giants fell through and the Giants agreed to a minor league deal with Brian Lawrence, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter links). Lawrence, who last pitched in the majors in 2007, will report to minor league camp.

Dessens, who would have earned $600K at the major league level, posted a 2.30 ERA and a career-low strikeout rate in 53 appearances for the Mets last year. He drew interest from teams in both leagues before agreeing to sign with the Giants, so it's possible that another club will sign him this spring.

Lawrence, 34, spent last season in the Marlins organization at Triple-A New Orleans. He started 25 games and logged 142 2/3 innings with a 4.42 ERA, 7.3 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9. The longtime Padres starter averaged over 200 innings from 2002-05 and has a 4.19 ERA in 963 career innings.

18 Responses to Dessens Deal Falls Through; Giants To Sign Lawrence Leave a Reply

  1. I bet if I tried hard enough, I could drink a Red Bull.

  2. verlander 4 years ago

    ……..Brian Lawrence? I forgot he exists.

  3. Guest 4 years ago

    This is a sad, sad day for Giant fans.
    I hope this doesn’t cause a revolution.

  4. Chuck345 4 years ago

    Am I the only that forgot the SF Giants won the World Series a few months ago?

  5. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    Out with the scrub…In with the …um scrub?

  6. jfretless 4 years ago

    We’d be better off it was Martin Lawrence!

  7. camerondatzker 4 years ago

    I think that Elmer Dessens agent is stupid for not wanting his client to sign with The Giants. Dessens is a 40 year has been. Lawrence is once upon a scrub.

    • Kyle 4 years ago

      Rumor has it here in the bay that there was a problem with the physical.

  8. O971 4 years ago

    How did you forget the greatest 4 IP in braves history?

  9. RepOak 4 years ago

    This guy is only 19. He was still in diapers during the great braves teams in the 90’s

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