The Giants’ never-ending shuffle at the back of the 40-man roster is churning again.
San Francisco claimed righty pitcher Luis Madero from the Angels on Tuesday and designated righty reliever Jake Jewell for assignment to open up the roster space. Jewell was acquired from the Angels after the Giants DFA’d infielder Zack Cozart, who also was brought in from the Angels. Farhan Zaidi has not been able to resist the spare parts of the Halos.
Madero, 22, was predominantly a starter in Los Angeles’ system, rising to Double-A last season, in which he posted a 5.72 ERA in 89 2/3 innings. His future prospects took a hit, formerly the No. 11 prospect in the team’s system. He was more impressive a season prior, finishing with a 3.49 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 105 2/3 innings between Low- and High-A in 2018.
The Giants hope Jewell will clear waivers, in which case they would try to hold onto the 26-year-old righty with 21 games of major league experience.