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.
Baragar (elbow) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 27-year-old resumed throwing over the weekend and is nearing his return from the injured list. Baragar landed on the shelf with left elbow inflammation in late May, so he shouldn't require more than a couple appearances in the minors before being cleared to rejoin the Giants.
Baragar (elbow) threw long toss prior to Friday's game against the Cubs, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Baragar landed on the 10-day injured list on May 30 with elbow inflammation. The fact that he's already able to throw long toss figures to be a positive development as far as a return timeline is concerned. No official timetable for a return to the Giants' bullpen has been established at this point, but the left-hander being activated when eligible June 8 doesn't seem to be out of the question. Baragar has posted a stellar 0.52 ERA to go along with a 14:11 K:BB across 17.1 innings this season.
Baragar was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with left elbow inflammation. The move is retroactive to May 29.
The 27-year-old apparently suffered the injury when he last pitched Friday and delivered 1.1 scoreless frames. Baragar has a 0.52 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 14:11 K:BB over 17.1 innings for the Giants this season, and it's unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined.
Baragar walked one batter in one inning to earn a hold in Sunday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Baragar bounced back well after taking the loss in a sloppy outing during Friday's loss. The southpaw has been fairly reliable with a 0.71 ERA and six holds across 12.2 innings. He has just a 10:8 K:BB and a 1.42 WHIP, so he has enjoyed some good luck in his strong start to the season.
Baragar (2-1) was charged with the loss Friday against the Pirates after allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks in just two-thirds of an inning.
Baragar came in for the 11th inning trying to preserve a 2-1 lead but was unable to do so. He allowed a leadoff triple to Adam Frazier that evened the game up at 2-2 and the Pirates eventually walked it off on a sacrifice fly that brought Frazier home from third. The 27-year-old has been extremely solid so far aside from Friday's disappointing performance, as he owns a 0.77 ERA and also has five holds in 15 appearances.
Baragar pitched a scoreless inning and allowed one hit to earn a hold in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Texas.
Baragar hasn't pitched with dominance this season, but he's only allowed one unearned run in 10 innings. The 27-year-old southpaw has a 1.40 WHIP and 8:5 K:BB across 13 appearances. He's picked up four holds and two wins, so manager Gabe Kapler has shown some trust in Baragar in high-leverage situations.
Baragar pitched a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts to earn a hold in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Marlins.
Baragar was one of four relievers to contribute a perfect inning in the low-scoring game Sunday. The southpaw has yet to allow a run this season. He's given up two hits and two walks with four strikeouts across 3.1 innings and now has three holds in six outings. He's also posted a 2-0 record.
Baragar retired the only batter he faced to earn a hold in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Reds.
Baragar relieved Johnny Cueto (lat) with two outs in the sixth inning, inducing a groundout from Joey Votto to end the frame. Baragar has only worked two innings in four appearances, giving up one hit and two walks while forging a 2-0 record and recording one hold.
Baragar (2-0) allowed one walk and struck out one over one inning to earn the win Saturday versus the Rockies.
Baragar pitched the sixth inning, and he was the first of four Giants relievers to keep a scoreless line. He became the pitcher of record when Brandon Crawford launched a go-ahead, three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth. Baragar has pitched 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts, two walks and one hit over three appearances this season. He's most likely to see his work come in the middle innings in 2021.
Baragar (1-0) allowed a hit in a third of an inning but picked up the win in Monday's 3-2 victory over the Padres.
Baragar replaced Matt Wisler with two outs and a man on in the sixth. He let up an infield single to Jake Cronenworth but got Ha-Seong Kim to pop out, ending the scoring threat. The Giants ended up scoring in the following inning, which allowed Baragar to pick up his first win of the young season.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that Baragar will be stretched out this spring and have the opportunity to compete for a starting role, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Johnny Cueto and Kevin Gausman can be considered locks for rotation spots, while offseason pickups Anthony DeSclafani, Alex Wood and Aaron Sanchez also look to be in good position to win starting roles after all signed one-year contracts containing at least $3 million guaranteed. As a result, Baragar may be little more than an insurance option for the rotation, though he could change that narrative if he's able to build on his promising 2020 season with a strong spring. The 26-year-old had previously been a full-time starter while moving up through the Giants' farm system, but he made all but one of his 24 appearances as a rookie in relief. Even if he falls short in his bid for the rotation, Baragar will be in good shape to win an Opening Day bullpen role after he submitted a 4.03 ERA and 0.99 WHIP over his 22.1 innings last season.
Baragar will serve as the opener Wednesday against the Rockies, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Baragar will make his first major-league start as the opener during Wednesday's contest. The southpaw hasn't lasted more than two innings in any of his 21 appearances this season, as he carries a 4.58 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 19.2 innings across 21 appearances. The Giants haven't yet named who will serve as the primary pitcher, but Logan Webb is a strong candidate to do so.
Baragar (4-1) earned the win Saturday against the Diamondbacks after tossing 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and fanning one.
Baragar has been one of the most trustworthy arms in the Giants bullpen and pushed his streak of scoreless appearances to eight, posting a 0.48 WHIP and 6.5 K/9 in that stretch. He owns a 5.51 ERA in 16 appearances out of the bullpen this season but is clearly trending in the right direction.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/12||@ WAS||W 2-1||1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|05/28||@ LAD||W 8-5||1.1||0||0||1||1|
|05/26||@ ARI||W 5-4||1.0||2||0||0||1|
|05/23||vs LAD||L 5-11||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|05/21||vs LAD||L 1-2||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|05/17||@ CIN||W 6-3||0.1||0||0||1||0|
|05/16||@ PIT||W 4-1||1.0||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFA-San Jose Giants||5.2||1||1||0||0||1||0||3||5||2||5.19||1.346|
|2018||AFA-San Jose Giants||11.1||8||1||0||1||2||0||12||6||13||4.87||1.712|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||3.2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||2.81||0.938|
|2019||AFA-San Jose Giants||16.2||5||4||0||0||1||0||22||8||15||2.78||1.420|
|2019||AAX-Richmond Flying Squi||120.0||22||21||1||5||5||0||107||43||83||3.45||1.050|
|2019||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||4.1||1||1||0||0||0||0||6||2||6||10.98||1.951|