Rainy day fund?! YOU BET’CHA.
Using the money they scrounged out of the vault under AT&T Park, the Giants bolstered their ‘pen today, adding former Giant draft pick Clay Hensley on a one year, $750,000 dollar deal with incentives which could (but wont) increase the contract to just over $1,000,000 dollars. Howevah, (H/T Schulman), the deal is un-guaranteed, so he has to make the club out of Spring Training to get paid anything of significance. Essentially, Clay’s the baseball version of a hooker.
Hensley, who was drafted by the Giants in 2002 and then later traded to San Diego in ’03 for *quietly speaks* Matt Herges *vomits* (you probably remember him better for giving up 755) struggled last season for the Florida Marlins, posting a eye-popping 5.19 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP in 67.2 innings.
A very rough August where Hensley was asked to play fill-in and spot start put the duds on his season, as he gave up 22 earned runs in just 20.9 innings in that short time span. As an arm out of the pen, he did pitch considerably well.
The former Giants pick had a very solid ’10 with the Marlins, posting a 2.16 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP in 75 innings. Here’s to replicating that in 2012, Clay.