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Ex-Giant Eric Surkamp Claimed by Chicago White Sox

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...
Via Nation Orange
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox claim Surkamp off waivers from Giants

The Chicago White Sox say they have claimed left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and lost infielder Brent Morel to the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old Surkamp, a sixth-round pick by the Giants in the 2008 amateur draft, went 0-1 with a 23.63 ERA in one spot start for San Francisco last season that lasted only 2 2-3 innings on July 23 against...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Sneaky Department: Sox Claim Eric Surkamp

According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Hank Schulman, the White Sox have claimed 26 year-old south paw Eric Surkamp off waivers from the Giants. While this may not seem like the most significant of moves right now, it could certainly be one that does have an impact on the 2014 season. Surkamp tossing in one of his few MLB appearances. Credit: Tony Medina, Getty Images...
Via Grab Some Bench
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants DFA Eric Surkamp

We recently talked about how the San Francisco Giants are selling Brett Pill’s contract to a foreign ball club. The talks began when the team signed Michael Morse, and needed to clear up space on the 40-man roster. So Morse is taking Pill’s place, right? Wrong. Since Pill has not yet reached an agreement with the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball League, the Giants...
Via Nation Orange
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Sanchez, Burriss, Surkamp, Petit

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says infielder Freddy Sanchez has “plateaued” in his rehab, thus the decision to give him a cortisone shot. It’s very clear that Sanchez will not be ready for Opening Day. It’s time to see what Manny Burriss can do with his time at second base till the injured Sanchez can get back on the field. It’s unclear at this time as to...

SF Giants Rumors: Ryan Vogelsong and Eric Surkamp

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says the San Francisco Giants are being extremely conservative with Ryan Vogelsong in his return from a strained back. Bruce Bochy said Vogelsong will get three spring starts, and the Giants are preparing to skip his first regular-season spot in the rotation if necessary.The good news is Eric Surkamp pitched three great innings against...

Surkamp faces King Felix today

It’s a battle of the two hottest teams in the desert today as the San Francisco Giants (6-3-1) send left-hander Eric Surkamp to the hill to face Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners (7-2) at Scottsdale Stadium. Surkamp, 24, will make his first spring start. He has made two relief appearances so far, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks in 4.1 innings. The 2011 Double...
Via 22gigantes
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Don’t Forget About Eric Surkamp

About a week ago, Fangraphs added Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections to its sortable projections page. Which is nice, because it makes it pretty easy to sort through the various projections. Back when the Giants 2012 ZiPS projections were released, I made brief mention of the fact that Eric Surkamp is projected for an ERA+ of 101 in 142 innings. That’s league-average production...
Via SF Giants Nirvana
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Interview: Eric Surkamp

Eric Surkamp discusses his long 2011 season, his health, and reflects on what it was like to pitch in the majors.
Via SF Giants Nirvana
February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Crazy Crabbers Top 20 Prospects: Eric Surkamp

In his minor league career Eric Surkamp has but up some very impressive numbers, at any of the stops where he made more than just handful of starts he has never posted a FIP above 3. He has shown the ability to command his pitches and even without even average fastball velocity he has shown the ability to strikeout batters at a very high rate. Last year Surkamp dominated...
Via The Crazy Crabbers
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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