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Giants: Which non-roster invitees will make Opening Day roster?

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The SF Giants moved on from corner bat Pablo Sandoval on Thursday. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The SF Giants moved on from corner bat Pablo Sandoval on Thursday. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Giants reliever Jerry Blevins. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

LHP Jerry Blevins

Jerry Blevins is probably the non-roster invitee with the best chance of earning a spot in the bullpen.

The 36-year-old has 13 MLB season and 609 appearances under his belt and he would provide a left-handed arm to a relief corps that at first glance could skew right-handed.

Last season, he had a 3.90 ERA in 32.1 innings pitched with the Atlanta Braves. He recorded 37 strikeouts in that span and walked 16 for respectable strikeout and walk rates.

He will face competition from Sam Selman, another lefty with better stuff but a shorter track record of success, but new manager Gabe Kapler may opt for experience in a largely unproven bullpen.

If that’s the case, Blevins should have a great shot of making the team.

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