The Giants designated lefty Caleb Baragar for assignment, according to MLB.com’s Maria Guardado among other reporters. Baragar joins Hunter Harvey in DFA limbo as the Giants opened up 40-man roster spots for new signings Carlos Rodon and Jakob Junis.
Baragar, 28 in April, was drafted in the ninth round by the Giants back in 2016 out of Indiana University. He’s tallied 45 1/3 innings across the 2020-21 seasons, posting a 2.78 ERA, 18.8 K%, 9.1 BB%, and 21.7 GB%. He’s only faced 74 lefties in his brief big league career, but hasn’t handled them well with a 4.1 K-BB%. Baragar had a particularly rough go of it in Triple-A in ’21, posting an 8.46 ERA while walking 17.6% of batters faced and allowing seven home runs in 22 1/3 innings.