The Giants are bringing back reliable left-handed reliever Jarlin García, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
García and the Giants reportedly agreed to a one-year, $1,725,000 million contract, which avoids going to arbitration. García’s arbitration estimate, according to MLB Trade Rumors, was $1.8 million.
García was one of San Francisco’s most reliable relievers in 2021, posting a 2.62 ERA in 68.2 innings. The 28-year-old was especially tough on left-handed hitters, who batted .173 against him.
San Francisco’s bullpen led MLB in ERA (2.99) during the regular season, and every key reliever is slated to return. John Brebbia, another reliever who played a minor role because he was coming off Tommy John surgery, also agreed to return on Tuesday.
Now the Giants have five arbitration-eligible players left to either non-tender, re-sign or go to arbitration with the 5 p.m. deadline looming. Those players include another reliever in Dominic Leone, Darin Ruf, Mike Yastrzemski, Austin Slater and Curt Casali. It would be a surprise if any of those contributors didn’t ultimately return for 2022.