SF Giants activate recent trade acquisition, option Landen Roupp to Triple-A

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The SF Giants welcomed new addition Mitch White to the club on Tuesday. In a corresponding roster move, Landen Roupp was optioned to Triple-A according to the team's transaction log.

SF Giants activate recent trade acquisition, option Landen Roupp to Triple-A

The Giants acquired White in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. The Blue Jays received cash considerations in the deal.

White has several ties to the club. The first being that he is local to the Bay Area. He was born in San Jose and attended Santa Clara University before being selected in the second round of the 2016 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Of course, the other tie is that Farhan Zaidi served as general manager of the Dodgers when they did select White.

White has a 3.91 ERA across seven minor league seasons while working primarily as a starter. He did reach the majors with the Dodgers in 2020, but he has struggled to the tune of a 4.99 ERA in parts of four seasons. That said, this comes with a 3.96 FIP, so it is possible that the Giants see White as a better arm than his ERA would suggest.

The Giants are giving White a tryout given that he is out of minor league options. He cannot be optioned to Triple-A without first being placed on waivers. In the meantine, the Giants will see if he can help a bullpen that has posted a 5.47 ERA so far this season.

On the other side of the transaction, Landen Roupp was optioned to Triple-A. It was a mild surprise that he made the team out of camp given that he has not pitched above Double-A previously. However, he did impress the coaching staff in spring training.

Roupp tallied a 4.35 ERA across 10.1 frames. He has a good sinker-curveball mix and it would behoove the Giants to stretch him back out as a starter. The rookie pitcher worked only out of the bullpen in his brief time with San Francisco.

For Roupp, this will represent his first stint in Triple-A. He likely would have reached Sacramento if he had not sustained a back injury midway through the 2023 season. Before he landed on the injured list, the right-handed hurler posted an impressive 1.74 ERA in 10 starts with the Richmond Flying Squirrels.