Athletics right-hander Ryan Dull was claimed off outright waivers by the Giants on Monday, the teams announced. Dull has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento for the time being. San Francisco’s 40-man roster is now full.
Dull, 29, was designated for assignment over the weekend when the A’s claimed Dustin Garneau from the Angels. He’s been up and down with Oakland over the past five seasons, pitching to a collective 4.08 ERA with 8.7 K/9 against 2.6 BB/9 in 167 2/3 innings of work. Dull’s best year came with the 2016 A’s, when he logged 74 1/3 frames of 2.42 ERA ball, but he’s been hampered by knee and shoulder injuries since that time. In a total of 76 1/3 big league innings dating back to 2017, Dull owns a lackluster 5.66 ERA with a 74-to-27 K/BB ratio.
Following the trades of Mark Melancon, Sam Dyson, Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black, the Giants’ bullpen depth had been fairly depleted. Dull will give them an immediate 40-man option, should a need arise, and he’ll join fellow newcomer Carlos Torres (who signed a minor league deal earlier today) as some replenished depth in the minor league ranks.