The SF Giants lost a player on their relief pitching depth chart on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers claimed right-handed pitcher Jimmie Sherfy off waivers. The Giants designated Sherfy for assignment last week to create a 40-man roster spot for Tyler Beede. Maria Guardado of MLB.com first reported the move.
Dodgers claim Jimmie Sherfy off waivers from the SF Giants
The Giants signed Sherfy this offseason to a minor-league contract that included an invite to major league spring training. Sherfy joined a sizable collection of veteran relief talent competing for an Opening Day roster spot. The righty made a strong late push at the end of spring training but ultimately began the year at Triple-A.
Sherfy absolutely dominated in his short time in the minors, striking out 11 batters over 7.2 innings pitched without allowing a run. Eventually, the Giants promoted Sherfy to their big-league roster and he soon found himself in the middle of their bullpen. Unfortunately, after several strong outings, Sherfy had a pair of poor outings before he was designated for assignment. On the season, he posted a 4.22 ERA across 10.2 innings (10 appearances) with nine strikeouts and four walks.
Originally drafted and developed by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sherfy had previously made dozens of appearances with Arizona from 2017-2019. Over his career, Sherfy struck out 57, walked 21, and has a 3.21 ERA over 56 innings pitched.
The SF Giants have plenty of pitching depth, especially at Triple-A. In fact, Jay Jackson, another pitcher that inked a minor-league deal this offseason, could be the next in line to receive an opportunity at the MLB level. However, right-handed pitcher Jimmie Sherfy will no longer be available to them after he was claimed by the Los Angeles Dodgers.