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Giants release Jerry Blevins, Matt Carasiti, 15 more


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The Giants’ Jerry Blevins experiment appears over.

The 36-year-old, whose job requirements would be getting much tougher this season with the three-batter minimum, has been released, KNBR confirmed Thursday. It is unclear when the Giants officially made the move.

The southpaw, who has specialized in getting out lefties for much of his 13-year career, was hit hard while in major league camp on a minor league deal before everyone was sent home. He allowed nine runs on 10 hits and a pair of walks in 3 2/3 innings. The Giants have a litany of bullpen options, though none as established as Blevins, who may be pushed out of the league because of his struggles against righties.

If baseball is indeed played this season, San Francisco already has Tony Watson and Jarlin Garcia as likely lefties out of the pen, and Wandy Peralta had a good camp.

Among the others recently released by the Giants is righty Matt Carasiti, who was having a strong spring until his elbow required Tommy John surgery. Brandon Guyer, a seven-year vet who appeared in five games in camp, also was cut.

The others who have been released in the past month, as first reported by Baseball America and confirmed by KNBR: RHP Jamie Callahan, RHP Israel Cruz, RHP Dylan Davis, RHP Logan Harasta, RHP Trevor Horn, RHP Andy Rohloff, RHP Ben Strahm, LHP Deiyerbert Bolivar, C Chris Corbett, 2B Kyle McPherson, OF Gio Brusa, OF Mikey Edie, OF Jose Layer and OF Randy Norris.

 

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