Crick was added to the Giants' 40-man roster Friday, Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group reports. Viewed by some as a top-50 overall prospect a few short years ago, Crick has only further regressed with his control issues, allowing a total of 127 walks over the last two seasons with Double-A Richmond. He was moved to the bullpen full-time in July, and he has the swing-and-miss stuff to ultimately succeed, but Crick must limit the walks before he gets a major-league opportunity.
The Giants re-assigned 11 players to minor-league camp Tuesday: catchers Aramis Garcia and Ty Ross, second baseman Kelby Tomlinson, shortstops Carlos Triunfel and Christian Arroyo, outfielder Mac Williamson and pitchers Cory Gearrin, Chris Stratton, Ty Blach, Kyle Crick and Adalberto Mejia.
Giants pitching prospect Kyle Crick struck out 10 hitters Wednesday during a minor-league start. It was a totally dominant start. Crick had trouble with his control, walking five batters. Due to that, he was limited to just five innings. Crick only allowed one hit during the outing, so he was dominant when he was throwing strikes. Crick is currently in Double-A. He has a 3.52 ERA over 53 2/3 innings.
The Giants re-assigned right-handers Kyle Crick, Clayton Blackburn, Chris Heston, Jose Casilla, Sandy Rosario and Rafael Dolis, catchers Jeff Arnold and Ben Turner, outfielders Mac Williamson and Javier Herrera, left-handers Ty Blach and infielder Joe Panik to minor-league camp on Thursday.
The Giants announced Monday they extended non-roster invitations to 26 players. They were 16 pitchers, four catchers, four infielders and two outfielders. The pitchers included prospects Clayton Blackburn, Tyson Blach and Kyle Crick. The remaining non-roster pitchers include Jason Berken, Brett Bochy, Jose Casilla, Rafael Dolis, J.C. Gutierrez, Chris Heston, Derek Law, Mitch Lively, Kameron Loe, Adam Reifer, Sandy Rosario, Dan Runzler and Mason Tobin. The position players included prospects Joe Panik and Mac Williamson. The other non-roster position players include Jeff Arnold, Guillermo Quiroz, Andrew Susac, Ben Turner, Chris Dominguez, Brandon Hicks, Mark Minicozzi and Javier Herrera.
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