Trevor Gott is the victim of the Giants needing more rotation depth.
The righty reliever was designated for assignment Sunday as the corresponding move to the Giants officially signing Aaron Sanchez to a one-year contract worth a base $4 million, with $2.5 million more available in incentives.
Sanchez, a 28-year-old who was an All-Star in 2016 with the Blue Jays before injuries and ineffectiveness set in, immediately becomes a front-runner to be in the rotation and may push Logan Webb out.
Gott had been retained this offseason after being a nontender candidate. The 28-year-old hard-throwing righty had been terrific in his first few months of 2019 but struggled since. He started 2020 as the de facto closer, but his blowups caused three back-breaking losses last season.
The additions of righties Matt Wisler and (eventually) John Brebbia, along with Rule 5 pick Dedniel Nunez, made him more dispensable.