Brandon Medders cleared outright waivers and will head to Triple A Fresno, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). The Giants had to make room on the 40-man roster for Pat Burrell, who will join the big league club. Medders posted a 7.20 ERA in 14 games this year, with 4.8 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9.
A year ago, Medders was a regular contributor out of Bruce Bochy's 'pen, appearing in 61 games and posting a 3.01 ERA. Only closer Brian Wilson appeared in more games than Medders, who finished the 2009 season with a 5-1 record.
Medders has never started a major league game, but he and his band once opened for country singer Billy Currington, according to the team's media guide. Not only that, Medders, who is an "accomplished singer and guitarist," opened the show right after pitching against the Braves.
Goodbye Brandon! I’ll try to remember you as the functional middle reliever from 2009, and not the hot mess from 2010. Hope you get things figured out.
he was this years bob howry. i cringed every time botchy called this guy in this year.
He fell off the planet this year. Last year he was decent.
he should duet with Bronson Arroyo
Wait…when was he DFA’d?? How long does it take to clear waivers?
My guess is that he was quietly put on the waiver wire last week in anticipation of Burrell’s arrival, so that he would hopefully clear them and they could let him try to figure out his mechanics (or whatever) in Fresno, since they’re still paying him a good chunk of change this year and didn’t want to be totally sunk investment.