The Giants have announced the release of right-handed reliever Mike Broadway, whom they designated for assignment July 4.
A Braves fourth-round pick in 2009, Broadway debuted in the majors with the Giants last year and went on to throw 22 2/3 frames with them prior his designation. The 29-year-old posted a 6.75 ERA, 6.8 K/9, 3.2 BB/9 and 36 percent ground-ball rate during that time frame. After averaging just over 95 mph with his heater last year, Broadway had lost two ticks in his brief stint in the majors in 2016.
Broadway has logged a far more extensive career in the minors, where he has racked up 530 innings of 4.02 ERA pitching to go with a 7.5 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9.