As part of their roster maneuvering today, the Giants announced that righty Chase Johnson was outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers. With the move, the club still has four openings on its 40-man roster.
Johnson is a 26-year-old hurler who has dealt with some health issues in the recent past. He was able to turn in 18 starts at the Double-A level in 2018 after recovering from Tommy John surgery, though he was sidelined for a stretch with a concussion.
While he has shown an intriguing power arsenal in the past, Johnson’s most recent effort obviously did not impress the organization. Over 58 1/3 innings, he worked to a 3.86 ERA but accumulated only 37 strikeouts to go with 21 walks. He’ll still have a chance to get back into the MLB mix if he can bounce back after resting up over the winter.