Left-hander Jarlin Garcia is yet another reliever who is making the minimum and who impressed during spring training. He could end up being the go-to lefty reliever in the Giants bullpen this season, especially with Tony Watson battling injury.
The bullpen competition is wide open and his strong spring should go a long way. He allowed only three hits and one walk over five scoreless innings, striking out eight batters along the way.
The lefty was effective last season with the Marlins, recording a 3.02 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 50.2 innings. However, he struck out just 39 batters on the year for a less-than-stellar 6.9 K/9 strikeout rate.
If the strikeout numbers he posted during spring training carry over to the regular season, the Giants may be leaning on him heavily this season.