Cory Gearrin RP SF 2 weeks ago

Gearrin threw a clean inning against the Diamondbacks on Saturday to earn his first save of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Before the save vultures rush to the waiver wire to grab Gearrin, we must note that the Giants' regular closer, Santiago Casilla, had throw in three consecutive days and was not going to be used Saturday. Gearrin's early success still needs to be monitored, however, as he has put together a 3.06 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and five holds through 17.2 innings. He doesn't strike out as many batters as Hunter Strickland, but he is used in similarly high-pressure situations, making him a solid source of holds.

Cory Gearrin RP SF 2 weeks ago

Gearrin surrendered two runs over his lone inning of work Wednesday, but still managed to record his fourth hold of season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gearrin wasn't himself Wednesday, surrendering five fly balls and no grounders after entering the game with a 1.71 GB/FB. Despite the rough outing, he technically held the lead and earned the hold. Gearrin continues to be used in high-pressure situations while Sergio Romo (forearm) and George Kontos (elbow) are on the disabled list.

Cory Gearrin RP SF 1 month ago

Gearrin didn't allow a hit while walking one and striking out two in 1.1 innings of work Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In a game where the Giants' bullpen surrendered four runs, Gearrin was the clear standout. Through 10.1 innings he has posted a 2.61 ERA with two holds. If the rest of San Francisco's middle relievers continue to struggle, then Gearrin should gain manager Bruce Bochy's trust to be used in in the later innings while Sergio Romo (elbow) and George Kontos (elbow) are sidelined.

Cory Gearrin RP SF 1 month ago

Gearrin tossed a pair of shutout innings Monday, earning his first hold of the 2016 season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gearrin has been a revelation early on for the Giants. He has tossed seven shutout innings with a 3:1 K:BB ratio. With Sergio Romo (elbow) out of action, Gearrin could be used in more high-pressure situations and see an uptick in holds.

Cory Gearrin RP SF 2 months ago

Gearrin survived the final wave of spring training demotions Sunday, securing a middle relief role on the Opening Day roster, CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While many were wondering whether Jarrett Parker or Mac Williamson would earn the last spot on the 25-man roster, the Giants opted to go with neither and carry a 13-man bullpen to start the year, opening up a spot for Gearrin. The 29-year-old had a strong season with Triple-A Sacramento in 2015, posting a 2.72 ERA with a 9.6 K/9. His heavy sinker produces a lot of ground balls, and his sweeping slider is used to garner strikeouts. Gearrin will be low on the pecking order in terms of being used in high-pressure situations, so he won't see very many save or hold situations out of the gate.

Cory Gearrin RP SF 1 year ago

Gearrin (elbow) was reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday, CSN Bay Area's Amy Gutierrez reports.

He continues to rehab from Tommy John surgery that was performed last April, and it would make sense for Gearrin to spend most, if not all of 2015 pitching in the minor leagues.

Cory Gearrin RP SF 1 year ago

Gearrin (elbow) signed a minor league contract with the Giants on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

A fourth-round pick in 2007, Gearrin flashed brilliance during his time with Atlanta, but shoulder issues derailed his 2013 season and he missed all of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. His rehabilitation figures to push at least into May, but the possible reward was worth the minimal risk for San Francisco.

Cory Gearrin RP SF 2 years ago

Gearrin (elbow) was released by the Braves on Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Shoulder issues plagued Gearrin's 2013 campaign, and he missed all of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in early April. Apparently, the Braves decided they couldn't afford to wait for the right-hander to get healthy, and Gearrin will likely have to prove himself before another club thinks about extending him a serious offer.

Cory Gearrin RP SF 2 years ago

Gearrin (elbow) has been activated from the 60-day DL.

There's a very good chance Gearrin ends up back on the DL to open 2015, but the Braves had to activated him with the 60-day luxury not afforded in the offseason. Gearrin underwent Tommy John surgery in early April, after battling shoulder tendinitis throughout 2013.

Cory Gearrin RP SF 2 years ago

Cory Gearrin will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery.

The right-hander made the decision Tuesday after getting a second opinion on the partial ligament tear in his right elbow. He's already on the 60-day disabled list and will be sidelined through early 2015.