When the San Francisco Giants designated Eric Surkamp for assignment to make room for Michael Morse on the 40-man roster, they were hoping he could sneak by the radar of other teams, so that the Giants could bring him back to their farm system.
And they were close. But you know what they say about close . . . something about horseshoes and dangerous explosives.
Surkamp cleared waivers for all 14 National League teams, but was snatched up by the Chicago White Sox. This shouldn’t be surprising, as Surkamp is a left-handed starter – a valuable commodity – and has a 2.78 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, and 2.70 K/BB at the Triple-A level.
If you’re counting at home, that’s three Giants headed to AL teams – Surkamp to the White Sox, and Johnny Monell and Francisco Peguero to the Baltimore Orioles.
So Surkamp’s “era” in SF officially ends, after a disappointing 7.36 ERA, 1.977 WHIP, and 0.76 K/BB in seven starts with the team. Best of luck, Eric.
Meanwhile, Henry Schulma...