San Francisco Giants: Top 5 non-tendered free agents for Giants to consider
Mar 6, 2015; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher Craig Stammen (35) on the mound during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Craig Stammen – RHP
This one was tough as it could have easily been Steve Cishek or even Juan Nicasio. But Cishek has seen better days, and they don’t need too much in the late innings. And Nicasio doesn’t throw enough strikes to fit in with the defense of the Giants. (They don’t like standing around out there!).
Craig Stammen was a fixture in the Washington Nationals bullpen from 2012-2014. in 2012 he was 6-1 with a 2.34 ERA in 59 games. And he backed that up with an ERA of 2.76 in 55 games in 2013.
He is coming off of surgery he had back in April. He tore two flexor tendons in his right forearm. But he gives himself a clean bill of health, and is already throwing.
He is a former starter and would most likely be a fallback option if the team loses interest in bringing Tim Lincecum back. He would basically take the role left by Yusmeiro Petit, along with George Kontos.
He is 31-years old, and likely to be $2.4 million according to MLBTradeRumors.com.