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The IR placement for Beede was a procedural move, as he won’t play this season after he underwent Tommy John surgery back in March. Beede won’t make his return until next spring or summer as a result of the operation. The 26-year-old, once a high-end prospect, was vying for a spot in San Francisco’s rotation before his injury and the coronavirus shutdown.
Franco, formerly a minor leaguer with the Astros, Rays, Marlins and Braves, signed with the Giants as a free agent prior to the 2019 campaign and went on to throw 113 innings of 5.97 ERA/5.91 FIP ball with Sacramento. The 27-year-old was more successful during his major league debut, albeit over a mere 5 1/3 frames, as he gave up two earned runs on four hits and one walk (four strikeouts) in San Francisco.