After 21 appearances with the San Francisco Giants, Bryan native and right-handed reliever Matt Wisler could be on the move.
The Giants announced Wednesday afternoon that they designated Wisler for assignment — removing him from the 40-man roster.
Wisler, 28, had a 6.05 ERA in 19 1/3 innings pitched and posted a 1-2 record. He threw 26 strikeouts and allowed 19 hits, 13 runs, six walks and four home runs.
The move gives San Francisco seven days to either trade him or place him on irrevocable outright waivers.
If it’s the latter, other teams can add Wisler to their 40-man roster and then send him to a minor league team or be added to the 26-man roster. If Wisler is unclaimed, the Giants can option him to the minors or release him.
Wisler can reject the minor league assignment since he has enough time spent in the majors (4.042 years before this season, requirement is at least three years), but would have to forfeit the remainder of his one-year, $1.15 million contract he signed with San Francisco this past offseason.
This is the seventh season for Wisler, who has also spent time on the Braves (2015-17, 2018), Reds (2018), Padres (2019), Mariners (2019) and Twins (2020). In his lone season with Minnesota, Wisler posted career bests in ERA (1.07) and opposing batting average (.165) in 25 1/3 innings. He also had 35 strikeouts and allowed 15 hits, three runs, five holds and an 0-1 record in 18 games.