Kontos agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Giants on Monday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Kontos appeared to have his best season in 2015 with career-highs in ERA (2.33) and innings (73.1). Advanced statistics told a different story for the right-handed middle reliever, however, a low strikeout rate and high percentage of men left on base indicate that fantasy owners should be hesitant to expect similar results in 2016.
The Giants have included infielder Matt Duffy and pitchers Jean Machi and George Kontos on the Opening Day roster, the team announced Sunday. Machi and Kontos could eventually be battling for the same bullpen spot, but the team has decided to carry 13 pitchers at the beginning of the season. Duffy earns a bench spot over Ehire Adrianza after hitting .361/.400/.639 with three home runs in 61 spring at-bats. Adrianza was designated for assignment Sunday.
Giants pitcher George Kontos earned a win Tuesday, striking out one in 1 2/3 scoreless innings in his team's 12-7 victory over the Rockies. Kontos (4-0) retired all five of the batters he faced Tuesday to pick up his first win since rejoining the Giants in late August. He owns a 2.84 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 23:8 K:BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings.
The Giants have optioned infielder Adam Duvall to the minors and promoted pitcher George Kontos . Duvall hit .180 over 61 at-bats with the major-league club. Kontos has a 3.00 ERA over 21 innings in the majors this season.
The Giants reliever George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno Thursday as the 26th man for Thursday's doubleheader, and he will be available for the second game the San Jose Mercury News reports. Kontos had a 3.00 ERA in 21 innings for the Giants earlier in the season, and will return to Fresno following Thursday's game. He has a 2.08 ERA in 47 2/3 innings at Triple-A.