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Jose Mijares elects free agency

Nov 26, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

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From beat writer Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that the Giants outrighted Jose Mijares off their 40-man roster on Tuesday evening and that the veteran left-handed reliever then elected to become a free agent.

Mijares was a non-tender candidate this winter in San Francisco after posting a brutal 4.22 ERA and 1.78 WHIP across 49 innings in 2013 while earning a salary of $1.8 million. He was entering his third year of salary arbitration and would have been given a raise despite his summer of lackluster results.

Mijares owns a 3.23 career ERA (124 career ERA+) and has held left-handed batters to a .225/.288/.335 slash line since breaking into the majors in 2008, so he should attract interest from multiple teams.

  1. ezthinking - Nov 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Nice corner-of-the-locker room photo. Giants must have known something awhile ago to not even give him the JC Penny background.

    • lingerie00yardsale - Nov 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      I’m guessing that was taken shortly after the Giants picked him up off waivers from the Royals in 2012. He was money down the stretch and got a World Series ring out of the deal, but he was often hot garbage last year.

  2. eaglesfan723 - Nov 27, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Looks like a bathroom shot. He obviously doesnt look pleased that he is being interrupted.

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