Found January 26, 2012 on
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According to Jerry Crasnick, the Giants signed RP Clay Hensley to a major-league contract (pending a physical). He gets a base salary of $750K, with up to $300K in incentives. This likely pushes Dan Runzler out of the Giants’ bullpen.
Hensley’s coming off a terrible season, having allowed 41 runs in 67.2 innings of work. His ERA (5.19) was poor, as were his peripherals (15.5% K rate, 10.1% BB rate). In spite of this, he was basically replacement level last year, at -0.2 rWAR and -0.1 fWAR.
Anyway, most of those innings came as a starter, and he was certainly better out of the bullpen (3.88 FIP/4.24 xFIP). Additionally, he’s just one year removed from a fantastic season: in 2010, Hensley posted a 2.16 ERA/2.87 FIP/3.34 xFIP across 75 innings of work, good for 1.5 wins above replacement. It looks like somewhat of an outlier, as his strikeout rate shot way up that year (and, of course, subsequently regressed), but I’d assume that’s — in large part — due to the fact that he didn’t make any starts that year. He’s had a solid career as a reliever (sub-3 ERA, in fact), though he’s durable enough to start on occasion.
In the end, this is a cheap solid move that adds depth to both the rotation and bullpen. The Giants’ rotation depth behind Eric Surkamp isn’t very appealing, and if his first taste of the majors was any indicator, Surkamp isn’t ready just yet. This helps.
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Free-agent right-hander Clay Hensley and the San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a $750,000, one-year contract.
The Giants said Thursday it is a non-guaranteed big league deal for Hensley, who still must pass a physical before the club makes a formal announcement.
Hensley was with San Diego when he gave up Barry Bonds' 755th career home run on Aug. 4, 2007, that...
The San Francisco Giants have signed right-handed reliever Clay Henlsey to a one-year contract, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
Hensley, 32, went 6-7 with a 5.19 ERA and 1.360 WHIP in 37 appearances last year with the Florida Marlins.
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The San Francisco Giants signed reliever Clay Hensley to a one-year contract.
The deal is worth $750,000 with incentives for Hensley, who went 6-7 with a 5.19 ERA in 37 appearances (nine starts) for the Florida Marlins last season.
The 32-year-old righthander had an outstanding season in 2010, compiling a 3-4 mark with a 2.16 ERA in a career-high 68 appearances.
The San Francisco Giants have signed reliever Clay Hensley to a one-year deal, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Hensley will make a base salary of $750k with a possible $300k in incentives, but the deal is not guaranteed. This means that Hensley will have to earn a spot in the bullpen out of Spring Training.
Last year with the Marlins, Hensley posted a 5.19...
RHP Clay Hensley, who surrendered Barry Bonds' 755th home run (which tied Henry Aaron on the all-time list), signed a one-year deal with the Giants for $750,000, pending a physical.
The Giants have reached an agreement on a one-year major league deal with relief pitcher Clay Hensley, a baseball source has told ESPN.
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN say (via twitter) the San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms with reliever Clay Hensley. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (in a later tweet) confirmed the signing, and that the contract is non-guaranteed. Hensley has to win a job in Spring Training to crack the Opening Day roster.
There is a bullpen spot that could be Hensley’s since the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Free-agent right-hander Clay Hensley and the San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a $750,000, one-year contract.
The Giants and relief pitcher Clay Hensley have agreed to a one-year contact, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.
The San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a one-year major league deal with relief pitcher Clay Hensley, according to a baseball source.
Free-agent right-hander Clay Hensley and the San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a $750,000, one-year contract. The Giants said Thursday it is a non-guaranteed big league deal for Hensley, who still must pass a physical before the club makes a formal announcement. Hensley was with San Diego when he gave up Barry Bonds' 755th career home run on Aug.
The pitcher who surrendered the Barry Bonds home run that tied Henry Aaron is coming home to the Giants . Right-handed reliever Clay Hensley and the team agreed Thursday to a one-year, $750,000 contract, pending a...