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Giants Call Up George Kontos, Option Edlefsen – Opposing Offenses Weep

By Bryan Rose

Apparently, last night’s drubbing at the hands of the Rangers did more then just put a notch in the loss column for the Giants. Moments after the game, the Giants optioned Brett Pill and brought up Pablo Sandoval, something they only planned to do in an “emergency” situation and just over twelve hours later, more Giants are on the move.

After another poor outing, Steve Edlefsen was optioned back to Fresno and the Giants recalled 27 year old reliever, George Kontos. Edlefsen struggled this season, giving up 8 earned runs and 26 baserunners in just over 15 innings. Meanwhile, Kontos, who last saw action with the New York Yankees in 2011 has had a solid few months in Fresno for the Giants, giving up only 6 earned runs in 31.2 innings, good for a 1.71 ERA in a hitter friendly PCL.

During Kontos’ short Major League stint last year, the right hander gave the Bronx Bombers six solid innings, giving up two runs in the process.

And yes, Kontos was the other half of the Chris Stewart to the Yankees trade earlier this year.