The Giants have declined their 2020 option on reliever Fernando Abad, and reliever Kyle Barraclough has elected free agency after clearing waivers following a DFA this week, according to a tweet from Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com (link).
Abad signed with San Fran on a minors pact in February of 2019, after a 2018 season that saw his career waylaid by a PED suspension. The 33-year-old left-hander, long a reliable bullpen option in the majors, mostly worked with Triple-A Sacramento this season to resounding success. In 44 innings with the River Cats, Abad logged a 3.07 ERA, 10.02 K/9, and a minuscule 0.82 BB/9 rate. He ultimately got some run with the big club, posting a 4.15 ERA (4.52 FIP) in a small sample of 13 innings.
Barraclough was designated this week when the club opted to claim Tyler Anderson from the rival Rockies. Barraclough began the 2019 season with a very rough chapter in Washington D.C., ultimately arriving with the Giants via summer waiver claim. The righty put in time with Sacramento before earning an 8.0-inning trial with San Francisco in September. The now-29-year-old righty logged a 3.21 ERA with an 11.5 K/9 across 218.1 innings out of the Miami pen between 2015 and 2018.