Doval was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Doval's latest stint in the big-league bullpen lasted just two days. He didn't get into a game, so his ERA remains at 7.59 on the season. He could return throughout the year when the Giants need an extra arm.
Doval was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. Doval made his big-league debut in mid-April and made 13 relief appearances before getting demoted in late May. He struggled to a 7.59 ERA and 1.59 WHIP while walking 12.0 percent of opposing batters. Scott Kazmir was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Doval was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The rookie righty has a bright future in relief, but he registered a 7.59 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 10.2 innings during his first stint with the Giants. Nick Tropeano was added to the big-league bullpen in a corresponding move.
Doval allowed two runs on two hits, a walk and a hit-by-pitch with one strikeout in one-third of an inning in Saturday's loss to Pittsburgh. He was charged with a blown save. The right-hander entered the seventh inning with two outs on the board, but he quickly lost control. He allowed two inherited runners to score and then surrendered a game-tying two-run double to Jacob Stallings. Doval has plenty of power in his arm, but the control isn't there yet. The 23-year-old has an 8.38 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 10:5 K:BB across 9.2 innings. He's taken three blown saves and added five holds in 12 outings.
Doval allowed a run on two hits in one inning to earn a hold in Thursday's 3-1 win over Pittsburgh. The 23-year-old gave up a solo home run to Will Craig in the eighth inning, but that was the extent of the damage. Doval has now allowed an alarming four homers in 9.1 innings. He's at a 6.75 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9:4 K:BB with five holds and two blown saves in 11 outings. San Francisco has a number of steadier options in the bullpen, so Doval could be limited to lower-leverage assignments until he proves he can keep the ball in the yard.
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