The Giants announced that right-hander Jake Jewell has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A. Jewell’s presence on the waiver wire wasn’t publicly known, though this marks the third time Jewell has been on waivers this season, and the first time the 28-year-old hasn’t changed teams.
Jewell came to the Giants via a waiver claim from the Dodgers earlier this week, and Los Angeles also claimed Jewell when the Cubs designated him for assignment in late August. The righty has yet to see any big league action for either of the two NL West powers, as his 2021 statline remains 10 innings pitched (with a 9.90 ERA) for Chicago.
This also marks the second time the Giants have themselves outrighted Jewell off their 40-man roster. San Francisco previously claimed Jewell off waivers from the Angels back in January 2020 and then outrighted him later that month. Jewell ended up not seeing any action at all in 2020 thanks to the canceled minor league season, as the Giants never called him up to their MLB roster.
Originally drafted by the Angels back in the fifth round of the 2014 draft, Jewell had a 6.99 ERA over 28 1/3 frames for the Angels in 2018-19. The righty has a 4.78 ERA over 542 career innings in the minors, but a 3.88 ERA with a 24.8% strikeout rate over 97 1/3 Triple-A innings. Jewell’s strikeout rate has been on the rise since becoming a full-time reliever during the 2018 season.