The Giants have outrighted right-hander Kyle Barraclough to Triple-A after he cleared waivers, as Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area was among those to cover on Twitter. Barraclough had been designated for assignment shortly after being claimed off waivers.
Barraclough has made just one appearance at the Giants’ top affiliate. It was not a good one, as he coughed up five earned runs without recording an out. That follows a rough showing with the Nationals. Barraclough worked to a 6.66 ERA with thirty strikeouts and a dozen walks, but also eight home runs allowed, in 25 2/3 innings.
It is not entirely clear what intentions the Giants have for Barraclough, who was mostly effective (3.21 ERA with 11.5 K/9 and 5.5 BB/9) in 218 2/3 innings over four seasons with the Marlins before he landed in D.C. The club has absorbed the remainder of his $1.725MM salary, so you’d think they have a bit more in mind than late-season depth. It’s possible the San Francisco org will implement some tweaks and consider tendering him a contract for 2020, though he’ll surely need to show a spark before the end of the season for that to occur.