The Giants placed Gott on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right elbow inflammation.
The transaction is retroactive to Sept. 10, so Gott won't be eligible to return from the IL until the final week of the regular season. The injury is a tough break for Gott, who had just stringed together several quality outings after losing hold of the closing gig in mid-August, when he blew two saves and gave up 11 earned runs over a three-appearance stretch.
Gott (1-2) blew his second straight save opportunity in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Angels, retiring one hitter via strikeout before serving up a walkoff two-run home run to Tommy La Stella.
After allowing one run in his first six appearances of the season while going 4-for-4 in save chances, Gott appeared to build some job security as the Giants' closer. Gott has been in a downward spiral ever since, however, as he's now given up 11 runs over his last three outings, retiring just four hitters over that stretch. With Gott blowing his second save in three days, manager Gabe Kapler said after the game that in the short-term, he'll look for "softer landing spots" for the right-hander and "evaluate what other options we have in the high-leverage moments," per Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com. Kapler's comments seemingly hint that other pitchers could factor into future save situations, with Tony Watson, Trevor Rogers and Shaun Anderson standing out as the top alternatives to close out games.
Gott blew the save and picked up the loss Saturday against Oakland, pitching two-thirds of an inning and allowing four runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two.
Gott began the game a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities, but he was pounded by the Athletics for the second straight day to blow his first save of the campaign. The right-hander entered the series against Oakland having yielded only one earned run over six innings, but he has been knocked around for nine earned runs while registering only three outs over the last two games to drive his ERA all the way up to an unsightly 12.86.
Gott (1-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Astros after pitching a scoreless inning, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Gott walked a batter for the third straight outing, but that might be the lone negative point in his outing. The 27-year-old right-hander has gone five straight appearances without allowing a run and owns a sterling 1.50 ERA in six games this season.
Gott earned his fourth save of the season Saturday against the Dodgers after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed one walk.
Gott is now 4-for-4 in save opportunities this season, and the 27-year-old right-hander has gone four straight outings without allowing runs, fanning two and walking two in that stretch. The strikeout numbers aren't eye-popping but he's getting the job done, and that should keep him as the Giants' closer for the foreseeable future.
Gott threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Wednesday to earn his third save of the season.
After putting the tying run aboard via a two-out walk, Gott struck out Garrett Hampson to end the threat. Manager Gabe Kapler talked quite a bit about not having defined roles in the bullpen, but he's actually had a fairly traditional structure at the back end. Kapler has leaned on heavily on Tyler Rogers, Shaun Anderson and Tony Watson to set up while Gott has received all three save chances the team has had thus far.
Gott worked around a hit to throw a scoreless ninth inning and earn the save against the Dodgers on Sunday. He struck out one batter.
Tony Watson and Tyler Rogers were widely seen as the top two candidates for ninth-inning duties in San Francisco, but manager Gabe Kapler has handed the ball to Gott for the Giants' first two save chances. Gott has shut the door both times and looked pretty good doing so Sunday, striking out Max Muncy swinging with a 96-mph fastball to end it. Kapler has said that he won't have defined roles, but he tipped his hand this weekend, and with that Gott looks like the arm to roster in fantasy leagues.
Gott allowed a solo home run but earned the save Saturday in a 5-4 win over the Dodgers.
Gott was taken deep by Dodgers catcher Will Smith to start the bottom of the ninth inning, but he was able to retire the next three batters in order to secure the save. In 2019, Gott featured in more of a middle-relief role for the Giants, but he's their first reliever to record a save this season. Tony Watson remains the favorite for the bulk of closer duties, but Gott could be useful for fantasy mangers in formats that count holds.
Gott is expected to be a factor in high-leverage, late-inning situations in 2020, but Giants manager Gabe Kapler isn't likely to define roles for any of his relievers prior to Opening Day, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "We don't really have the personnel with the track record where we could just slot guys into roles," Kapler said. "Outside of [Tony Watson], and Watty is still working himself into shape, we don't have a long track record of success, a long track record of guys being in one role in our bullpen. I think roles will define themselves as performance happens in-season at the major-league level."
During his time as Philadelphia's manager, Kapler was similarly reluctant to set roles for his top late-inning options, so it's no surprise he's planning to take a similar approach with a Giants bullpen that's lacking in proven options. That reality makes it difficult to bank on any one Giants pitcher being the top option for saves, but when handicapping the closer situation, Pavlovic suggests that Gott is an "easy third answer" behind Tony Watson and Tyler Rogers. A former college closer, Gott already boasts ninth-inning experience, and he was generally one of the Giants' more dominant bullpen arms in 2019, posting an 18.7 K-BB% while doing a good job of keeping the ball in the yard (0.7 HR/9). The Giants have had Gott stretch out during both spring training and summer camp, suggesting that he could be groomed for a potential multi-inning role that might give him some value as a ratio stabilizer even if he's not getting save opportunities.
The Giants want Gott, who is one of only a couple relievers assured of making the Opening Day roster, to be versatile enough to pitch at any time, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 27-year-old righty is out of minor-league options, so he should make the 26-man roster out of camp, but it doesn't sound like he is being groomed for a ninth-inning role. Manager Gabe Kapler said that if a pitcher grabs a hold of the closer role during spring training, he would name an official closer, but he is also open to going into the season with undefined roles. Tony Watson is the most accomplished reliever of the bunch, so he is the de facto favorite to lead the team in saves, but this could be a situation where there is not one pitcher getting enough consistent save opportunities to provide fantasy value in mixed leagues.
Gott (elbow) had surgery on his groin and is expected to make a full recovery within six weeks, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Gott apparently dealt with a groin injury for most of the season. He also dealt with a UCL sprain and flexor strain in his right elbow but should be ready to go by the time spring training rolls around. Gott compiled a 4.44 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 52.2 innings this season.
Gott (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.
This puts an end to Gott's season, as he last pitched Aug. 26. He finishes with a 4.44 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 52.2 innings.
Gott won't throw for two weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 UCL sprain and a flexor strain in his right elbow, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Gott landed on the 10-day injured list earlier Tuesday but didn't previously have a specific timeline for his return. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated surgery is not being considered and hopes the 27-year-old will pitch again this season.
Gott (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Gott was pulled from Monday night's contest due to injury, and the team later disclosed that the right-hander suffered a right elbow strain. A timetable for his return has yet to be revealed.
Gott was diagnosed with right forearm tightness after he was removed from his relief appearance Monday in the Giants' 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. He retired two hitters and was charged with two runs on one hit and two walks before departing.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Gott would be unavailable for at least a few days while the right-hander undergoes further diagnostic testing as the Giants look to determine the severity of his injury. Considering Gott already missed time this season due to a forearm strain, he'll likely require another stint on the 10-day injured list, even if follow-up tests reveal no structural damage to his elbow. The hard-throwing 27-year-old owns a modest 4.44 ERA on the season but has supported it with a strong 1.10 WHIP and 18.7 K-BB% in 52.2 innings.
Gott walked off the mound with the team trainer during Monday night's game against the Diamondbacks, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Gott's velocity appeared down during his outing, and after receiving a visit from the trainer, he was removed from the contest. The details surrounding his injury have yet to be revealed.
Gott earned a one-out save against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
With the Giants ahead by one run in the 11th inning, Gott was called upon to replace Will Smith for the final out. He successfully forced Christian Walker to ground out and earned the first save of his career in the process. In 47 appearances this season, Gott holds a 3.73 ERA and 0.99 WHIP.
Gott (7-0) was the pitcher of record in Monday's 5-4 win over the Cubs. He gave up a run on two hits and struck out one over an inning of relief.
It's the second win in as many relief appearances for Gott, who has benefited from some timely run support from the Giants throughout the season. Though Gott has created some of his own good luck thanks to a 0.98 WHIP and 46:12 K:BB across his 42 innings, he'll largely remain off the radar outside of deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats while regularly working in middle relief for San Francisco. He could eventually capture a more prominent role if the Giants elect to deal multiple relievers ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.
Gott gave up two runs on a hit and a walk while striking out one over an inning in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Gott got got in the seventh inning when Carson Kelly made him pay for a leadoff walk with a two-run blast. The 26-year-old was looking like a nice find for the Giants earlier this year, but he has since come unraveled over his last 10 contests (9.31 ERA and 1.76 WHIP). Part of Gott's struggles may be tied to a forearm injury that caused him to miss some time earlier this month.
Gott (forearm) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday,
Gott spent just one day more than the minimum on the injured list. He'll return to fill a bullpen role, with Buster Posey (hamstring) landing on the injured list in a corresponding move.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/09||vs SEA||W 10-1||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||2||2|
|09/05||vs ARI||W 4-3||0||0||0||0.2||1||1||0||0|
|09/04||vs ARI||L 5-6||0||0||0||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|08/29||@ ARI||W 5-2||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|08/27||vs LAD||L 0-2||0||0||0||0.2||0||0||0||0|
|08/25||vs LAD||W 10-8||0||0||0||0.2||0||0||1||1|
|08/17||@ LAA||L 6-7||0||1||0||0.1||2||2||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||31.2||27||0||0||2||2||4||33||12||23||2.60||1.122|
|2014||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||31.1||29||0||0||2||4||16||31||9||28||3.18||1.190|
|2014||AA-San Antonio Missions||11.2||10||0||0||0||0||0||11||9||11||4.82||1.786|
|2015||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||8.1||7||0||0||0||0||0||10||5||7||0.00||1.482|