Jul 29, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Jose Mijares (50) pitches to the Seattle Mariners during the 8th inning at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Kansas City 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Royals Literally Give Jose Mijares Away to San Francisco Giants

Jose Mijares has thrown 38.2 innings as a Royal. Over that span, he has a 2.56 ERA, a 1.267 WHIP and a 37/13 K/BB ratio. He’s making $950,000 this year and has two years of control left after 2012.

He’s also a left-handed pitcher, a commodity during the playoff push.

And the Royals let him go for nothing. The Giants put in a waiver claim and the Royals didn’t seek out a trade. It’s not clear if they passed him through waivers and simply let the Giants have him or if they made some mistake in the waiver process that allowed him to be claimed for nothing, but what is clear is that he’s now a San Francisco Giant.

There were questions about his attitude before the year, and part of why he was let go by the Twins, but even with that, to get nothing for him is confusing. It would also be odd considering that they could have traded him to anybody a week ago without any waiver complications involved. Surely there would have been a taker, right? If someone was interested enough to claim him, they’d likely be interested enough to give cash or a player to be named later, at least, I’d imagine.

Francisley Bueno will take his spot in the bullpen. He’s thrown 4.2 innings for Kansas City this year with a 3.86 ERA.


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  • jimfetterolf

    About twenty other teams passed on him before SF claimed him.

  • Eric Akers

    I think it was salary dump. Mijares is due arbitration, and we just acquired Donnie Joseph who can be more than LOOGY. They just don’t want to pay him is my hypothesis.

  • jimfetterolf

    May also have been a roster spot dump preparing the way for the next messiah to come down from Omaha to save us. Of course, Mijares’ value was attested by the twenty some odd brilliant GMs who passed on him as he fell to Frisco and also, with Joseph, they feel they have a better replacement just about ready.