Baragar was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday. Baragar failed to make an appearance since being called up July 11. His demotion, along with Chadwich Tromp's, makes room for the return of Buster Posey (thumb) from the 10-day IL and Kevin Gausman from the Family Medical Emergency List.
The Giants recalled Baragar from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday. The lefty posted a 0.49 ERA in 18.1 innings with the Giants before being optioned June 13. Baragar's numbers at Triple-A have been much less impressive, though, as he has a 9.45 ERA in 6.2 innings at that level. Tyler Beede, who pitched Saturday and wouldn't have been available for the final game before the break, was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
The Giants optioned Baragar to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Amy Gutierrez of the Giants' official site reports. Though he was brought back from the injured list Friday and ended up picking up a save in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, Baragar ultimately won't stick around in the San Francisco bullpen. The 27-year-old lefty maintains a tidy 0.49 ERA in 22 appearances this season, but his other ratios (1.36 WHIP, 6.9 K/9, 5.4 BB/9) paint a less rosy picture of his performance.
Baragar picked up the save in a 2-1 win over the Nationals in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing an unearned run on one hit in one inning. Baragar came on for the eighth inning -- as the seventh San Francisco pitcher -- to protect a 2-0 lead and immediately surrendered an RBI double to bring the winning run to the plate. Fortunately, he was able to induce a double play after hitting Victor Robles and forced Trea Turner to pop out for the final out of the game and his first career save. The lefty has impressed with only a single earned run allowed in 18.1 innings this year for a sterling 0.49 ERA, though a 3.61 FIP indicates a good portion of that has been luck.
Baragar (elbow) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Baragar will wind up missing only slightly more than the minimum with elbow inflammation. He recorded a stellar 0.52 ERA in 17.1 innings prior to the injury, but his 14:11 K:BB and 19.1 percent groundball rate don't come close to backing that number up. Thairo Estrada was optioned in a corresponding move.
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