San Francisco Giants Sign Starting Pitcher

The San Francisco Giants have signed Parker Dunshee, a right-handed pitcher who was recently released by the Oakland Athletics.

Dunshee was a seventh-round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft from Wake Forest and spent six seasons with the A's organization.

During his college career, Dunshee was primarily used as a top long reliever and setup man before transitioning to the rotation during his junior and senior seasons.

While Dunshee had early success in the lower minor leagues, he struggled to maintain his effectiveness at Triple-A due to his small pitching arsenal. Over the past four seasons at Triple-A, he has a 7.38 ERA with 220 strikeouts and 110 walks in 247.2 innings pitched.

The Giants may use him to add depth in the upper minors or consider moving him to the bullpen to help him add enough velocity to become effective again.

In the 2022 season, Dunshee posted a 9.22 ERA, 1.76 WHIP, and a 92/56 K/BB ratio over 111.1 innings across 31 appearances, 20 of which were starts, for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Despite his struggles, the Giants are hoping that a change of scenery will help Dunshee regain his form. He's expected to provide additional depth to the Giants' pitching staff in the minors. Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports