Giants Place Starter On Waivers Just Two Weeks After Trading For Him

The San Francisco Giants made a decisive roster move, opting to designate right-hander Mitch White for assignment merely two weeks after acquiring him from the Toronto Blue Jays.

White, a former Los Angeles Dodgers prospect, had struggled since his tenure with Toronto last season, and his struggles persisted upon returning to the NL West with the Giants.

In his brief stint with San Francisco, White struggled to find his rhythm on the mound, yielding seven runs on eight hits and five walks in just 5.1 innings, failing to live up to expectations.

Since the 2022 season, the 29-year-old holds a brutal 5.88 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, with 98 strikeouts across 127 innings and 42 appearances (18 starts).

Replacing White on the roster is righty Daulton Jefferies, who returns to the big leagues after an earlier stint marked by challenges. Although Jefferies initially struggled, conceding 13 runs, nine earned, in 4.2 innings, he has since shown promise at the Triple-A level, boasting a more respectable 3.44 ERA over 18.1 frames.

With this move, the Giants are aiming to solidify their pitching corps with a more reliable presence on the mound, hoping Jefferies can contribute positively to their success. Photo Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports