Younginer was released by the Giants on Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Younginer struggled mightily with Triple-A Sacramento prior to being cut loose, posting an 8.53 ERA, 2.45 WHIP and 24:22 K:BB across 25.1 innings.
Younginer was reassigned to minor-league camp Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Younginer threw 4.2 shutout innings over five Cactus League games for the Giants this spring. However, he still allowed plenty of baserunners, as he gave up five hits and two walks in that time. He'll likely provide organizational pitching depth at Triple-A Sacramento this season.
Younginer signed a minor-league contract with the Giants which includes an invitation to spring training, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Younginer spent all of 2017 on the Dodgers' farm after struggling to a 6.43 ERA across seven innings with the Braves in 2016. He finished the 2017 season with a 4.76 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 62.1 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Younginer should serve as organizational bullpen depth in 2018.
Younginer signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers on Thursday, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.
The 26-year-old righty will serve as organizational bullpen depth. His only MLB experience came last season when he posted a 6.43 ERA in seven innings with the Braves.
Younginer was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Younginer had appeared in eight games since having his contract selected at the beginning of the month, but he struggled in that span to the tune of a 6.43 ERA and 2.29 WHIP in seven innings. He'll return to the minors, while Brandon Cunniff, Brandon Snyder, and Matt Wisler will all join the major league roster.
Younginer had his contract selected from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Younginer recorded 14 saves at the Double-A level this season before getting a promotion Thursday. He's since made one appearance for the Gwinnett Braves, but he walked three and allowed three unearned runs over two innings. The Braves are confident in the young right-hander, however, so they will give him his first ever call to the majors, where he will provide bullpen depth.
Younginer recorded his first save of the season Friday, giving up a hit, in a 4-2 win over Triple-A Norfolk.
Younginer pitched 3.1 scoreless innings this spring, giving up a walk and striking out two. The 6-4 righty is coming off his best minor league season, as he posted an 8-4 record, 3.03 ERA, and 1.177 WHIP over 77.1 innings last year between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. This will be the first year that he is expected to spend an extended period of time at the Triple-A level, so he may remain there all season. However, if he performs well in the closer role, a promotion to the majors is not out of the question.
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||R-Gcl Red Sox||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||0||1||4.50||0.500|
|2013||AFA-Salem Red Sox||23.0||13||0||0||4||0||1||25||11||22||3.52||1.435|
|2013||R-Gcl Red Sox||3.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||3||3.00||1.000|
|2014||AFA-Salem Red Sox||57.1||35||0||0||3||3||2||55||25||61||4.10||1.506|
|2015||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||3.2||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||4||2.81||1.250|
|2015||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||73.2||39||0||0||8||4||2||55||25||62||3.07||1.188|