Dan Runzler Released To Pursue Opportunity In Japan

Here are the day’s minor moves:

  • The Giants have released lefty Dan Runzler to allow him to sign with Japan’s Orix Buffaloes, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports on Twitter. He’ll be signed through the end of the year, with a 2015 option, per a tweet from Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News. Runzler, 29, has 72 1/3 MLB innings and a 3.86 career ERA on his resume, but has pitched exclusively at the Triple-A level over the past two years. In 2014, he owns a 3.30 ERA over 46 1/3 frames.

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3 Comments on "Dan Runzler Released To Pursue Opportunity In Japan"

connfyoozed .
1 year 28 days ago

Even the Orix Buffaloes are making acquisitions before the waiver deadline.

1 year 28 days ago

Good for him. He’ll dominate over there.

1 year 28 days ago

I remember him back in 2009 going through every minor league level and basically dominating, thinking he had a shot at being a mainstay in the Giants bullpen like fellow draftees Romo and Wilson. He had good stuff, but the control was never there.