San Francisco Giants: The Unsung Hero of the Bullpen, George Kontos

San Francisco Giants fans will likely look back on the 2016 season, and the bullpen specifically, and 32 blown saves immediately comes to the forefront. But for one piece, 2016 was a continuation of the success that he has started since he joined the club. In 2012, the San Francisco Giants grabbed a pitcher who transitioned from starter to reliever in the Yankees organization. That...
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21 days ago

Coach's simple advice sticks with Kontos

George Kontos' arm was aching, because he had ignored the soreness in his elbow to pitch a seven-inning complete game. His adrenaline was pumping, because he had emerged with a season-ending 2-1 victory for the Niles West High School freshman team over Maine South. And his mind was racing, because his coach, Chris Schwarz, was talking to him.
25 days ago

Nunez, Kontos, Smith agree to 1-year deals with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Keeping Eduardo Nunez healthy and in the lineup could mean so much for San Francisco's infield and its chances. Nunez reached a $4.2 million, one-year agreement with the Giants on Friday to avoid arbitration. Right-handed reliever George Kontos received a $1.75 million contract and left-hander Will Smith earned $2.5 million as the club announced all of its...
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January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Giants clear any potential arbitration hurdles

The Giants completed salary-arbitration season without a fuss Friday by agreeing to terms with left-hander Will Smith, right-hander George Kontos and infielder Eduardo Nunez on one-year contracts.
January 13, 2017

Eduardo Nunez, George Kontos reach 1-year deals with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Infielder Eduardo Nunez and right-handed reliever George Kontos have reached one-year agreements with the San Francisco Giants to avoid arbitration. The Giants acquired All-Star infielder Nunez, the projected starting third baseman going into 2017, from Minnesota ahead of the trade deadline. But he was sidelined for the final six games of the regular season...
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January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Kontos will rejoin Giants bullpen in San Diego

The Giants have decided to wait until Tuesday, when they open a three-game series in San Diego, to reactivate right-handed reliever George Kontos, manager Bruce Bochy said on Sunday.
May 15, 2016

Kontos back with Giants as Romo leaves

Giants right-handed reliever George Kontos rejoined the team Saturday after completing back-to-back outings for Triple-A Sacramento the last two days. He's been on the disabled list since April 19 with a flexor strain on the inner side of his right elbow.
May 14, 2016

RHP Kontos placed on DL, Heston optioned to Triple-A

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Giants placed righthander George Kontos on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right flexor before Tuesday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kontos (0-1, 1.59) had complained of soreness off and on since spring training and had tests done on Monday, which revealed the problem. In addition, righthander Chris Heston, who pitched a no-hitter...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Giants, reliever Kontos reportedly agree to one-year deal

The San Francisco Giants and right-hander George Kontos reportedly have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal.According to multiple outlets, the Giants agreed to a one-year contract with the reliever on Monday, which reportedly is worth $1.15 million, per deal has yet to be officially announced by the club.In recent arbitration filings, Kontos submitted at...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Reliever George Kontos, Giants agree to $1.15M, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Reliever George Kontos and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. Monday's agreement was $50,000 above the midpoint between the $1.35 million Kontos had asked for when arbitration figures were exchanged last month and the $850,000 offered by San Francisco. A 26-year-old right-hander, Kontos was...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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