The Giants have designated right-hander Nick Vincent for assignment, as per multiple reports (including Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group). Vincent was activated from the 60-day injured list before being DFA’ed.
Vincent had struggled to a 5.58 ERA over 30 2/3 innings before hitting the IL on May 29 with a pectoral strain. Much of the damage came in Vincent’s last four outings before his IL stint, as 13 of his 19 total earned runs on the season came over his last 6 2/3 frames of work. Still, despite some solid peripherals like an 8.8 K.9 and a 3.75 K/BB rate, Vincent was susceptible to the long ball, allowing seven homers over his 30 2/3 IP.
The 33-year-old Vincent joined San Francisco on a minors deal over the winter. This season’s results have been a damper on an otherwise quietly solid career for Vincent, as he amassed a 3.17 ERA over 332 innings for the Padres and Mariners from 2012-18. With this track record, he is likely to get some attention from one of the many teams looking for relief help at this time of year.