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Giants Sign Matt Wisler

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28-year-old righty Matt Wisler was once one of MLBs most hyped pitching prospects. He was the main return to the Braves for future Hall of Fame closer Craig Kimbrel. He made his Major League debut in 2015. Over his tenure as a Brave, he pitched to an awful 5.47 ERA in 74 games before being traded to the Reds as part of the package for Adam Duvall. After posting a 2.03 ERA in 11 games with the Reds to end 2018 on a high note, he had a 2019 to forget split between the Padres and Mariners, posting a 5.61 ERA in 44 games.

The Twins took a flyer on the former seventh rounder on a waiver claim heading into the 2020 season and he was magnificent, showing the promise everybody thought he had previously for the AL Central Champions. In 18 games (25 innings), he posted a 1.07 ERA. In December, however, he was surprisingly non-tendered. He now has a home for 2021, though, as the Giants have rewarded him with a Major League contract.

The contract is worth $1.15M guaranteed but it could be worth up to $1.2M if his performance unlocks bonuses.

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