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Giants bring in former A’s reliever as another vet lefty option

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants’ spring training camp will be crowded.

The latest to join is Jerry Blevins, a veteran lefty reliever who signed a minor league deal Monday. The Giants’ bullpen is righty heavy, with Tony Watson, the only southpaw guaranteed a job. Wandy Peralta and Sam Selman will be competing with Blevins to be another lefty option.

Blevins is reunited with Farhan Zaidi, whom he pitched under in Oakland. The 13-year pro spent seven seasons with the A’s and has bounced around since, pitching last year with the Braves. He posted a 3.90 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings and was tasked with getting both righties and lefties out — which he’ll need to do this year again, as the matchup-reliever strategy is dead.

He was better against lefties but still effective against righties (.233/.347/.483).

“Thanks to all of you well-wishers. I do appreciate the support. Had a blast last year in Atlanta,” Blevins wrote on Twitter. “Can’t wait to get to Scottsdale for spring training as a Giant!”


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