SF Giants pick up ex-Oakland A’s reliever Ryan Dull off waivers

After being released by the Oakland Athletics last weekend, the San Francisco Giants claimed right-hand reliever Ryan Dull off waivers.

He will report to their cross-bay rivals Triple-A team in Sacramento.

Dull, 29, was drafted by Oakland in 2012. He spent parts of the previous five seasons in the majors posting a career 4.08 ERA in 167 appearances out of the bullpen for the A’s. His numbers have been disappointing this season. In seven relief appearances, he has a 12.00 ERA with batters hitting .432 against him.

For Oakland’s Triple-A side in Las Vegas, he had a 5.45 ERA in 30 appearances in relief this year. His best season was in 2016 when the reliever earned a 2.42 ERA in 74 and a third innings with Oakland.

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Although he is reporting to Sacramento, Dull may be called up at some point to the majors. San Francisco may need a veteran reliever for their bullpen after trading Mark Melancon, Drew Pomeranz, Ray Black, and Sam Dyson last week.

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