Dunning was promoted to Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports. For Double-A Birmingham, Dunning had a 5.40 ERA in 10 innings and will serve as bullpen depth for the Knights. He took the roster spot of 7-day DL inhabitant Yoan Moncada (thumb).
Dunning entered Friday's game against Salt Lake in his usual role as a reliever, during which he threw for two hitless innings. Although the 2016 season is still in its very early stages, Dunning's performances thus far have greatly resembled his rollercoaster of a career. In some outings, he'll look as though he belongs in the majors, and then will follow that with a game where he gets taken for two runs in a single inning. In his four games this season, he's had three hitless performances, but was shaken up in the other as he gave up two hits, two runs, and hit a batter in one inning. Even though there are a couple weak links in the Giants' relief pitching squad, if they decide to make any changes they will more likely to look to a more formidable option such as Vin Mazzaro, who has had a strong start to the 2016 campaign.
Right-hander Jake Dunning has cleared waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Fresno by the Giants. He had been designated on June 21. Dunning pitched just once for the big league club this season and got two outs without allowing a run.
The Giants designated pitcher Jake Dunning for assignment Saturday. Dunning made one appearance in early May before going back to the minor leagues. He loses his 40-man roster spot to Joe Panik, who is expected to take over at second base for the Giants.
The Giants sent pitcher Jake Dunning to Triple-A Fresno one day after calling him up, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Dunning allowed three of his inherited runners to score in Monday's 11-10 win over the Pirates.
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