10:00pm: There is indeed a deal in place, per MLB.com’s Jon Morosi (via Twitter).
Vincent is one of several veteran players who have entered the open market in recent weeks. With no possibility of striking trades for players on MLB contracts, contenders are stockpiling all the depth they can.
Things were going well enough for Vincent to open the year, after he earned an Opening Day roster spot with the Giants. Working in a multi-inning capacity, he made it through 24 innings over 14 appearances with a 2.25 ERA. Then came a brutal, four-appearance stretch in which he coughed up 13 earned runs.
That stretch ended when Vincent went on the injured list with a pectoral injury. He has been sidelined ever since. The Giants elected to set him loose rather than adding him back to the active roster after watching Vincent’s rehab work. He did rack up a dozen strikeouts without a walk over seven appearances.
For the most part, Vincent has been much the same reliever as always in 2019. He carries an 11.3% swinging-strike rate with 8.8 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9, numbers that sit right at his career average. With a long track record of strong work — he owns a lifetime 3.38 ERA in 362 2/3 MLB frames — Vincent was sure to secure an opportunity somewhere. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him back in the majors in relatively short order.