The Giants added a former Diamondbacks left-hander in a trade with the Guardians Monday.

Southpaw Alex Young, who was designated for assignment by the Guardians on Thursday, is joining the Giants in a deal that sent cash considerations back to Cleveland.

Young broke into the majors with the D’backs in 2019 when he posted a 3.56 ERA in 17 games (15 starts), but has struggled to regain the form he showed as a rookie as he finished the 2020 season with a 5.44 ERA in 15 games before ending 2021 with a 6.58 ERA in 40 games.

To clear a roster spot for Young, the Giants outrighted recently acquired lefty Aaron Fletcher to Triple-A Sacramento. Fletcher was added on a waiver claim earlier this month after being designated for assignment by the Pirates.

Young was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, where he’ll likely pitch out of the River Cats’ bullpen.

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Source:: The Mercury News


SF Giants acquire left-hander in trade with Cleveland Guardians

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