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.
I bet if I tried hard enough, I could drink a Red Bull.
……..Brian Lawrence? I forgot he exists.
This is a sad, sad day for Giant fans.
I hope this doesn’t cause a revolution.
Am I the only that forgot the SF Giants won the World Series a few months ago?
I forgot about it last novemeber..
much like 29 other teams have forgotten when they last one because it’s been longer than the Giants? Yeah, kind of like that….
Huh?! Learn how to write bro..you make no sense
is your comment necessary brah? A technical mistake (admittedly) does not make the point invalid. Thank you for wasting time
You mean “won,” not “one.”
Out with the scrub…In with the …um scrub?
We’d be better off it was Martin Lawrence!
Even Shanaynay for that matter.
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.
Rumor has it here in the bay that there was a problem with the physical.