Giants trade catcher Tom Murphy to the Mariners for 20-yr.-old pitcher

Club claimed Murphy away from the Rockies on Monday

Karl Buscheck
March 29, 2019 - 10:19 am

Farhan Zaidi has made yet another trade, brining a swift end to Tom Murphy's tenure in San Francisco. Jon Heyman had the news first:

Per Greg Johns of MLB.com, the Giants will be getting 20-year-old right-hander Jesus Ozoria back from the M's. Ozoria pitched for Seattle's Dominican Summer League team the last two years. Last year, Ozoria posted a 5-3 record and a 2.19 ERA in 14 games. The righty, who split time between starting and relieving, piled up 59 strikeouts in 49.1 innings.

Ozoria is an intriguing lottery ticket for the Giants, considering the club acquired Murphy essentially at no cost.

The Giants originally claimed Murphy on waivers from the Rockies on Monday, an apparent effort to bolster the organizational catching ranks. The Giants designated Murphy for assignement on Thursday, but managed to trade him to the Mariners, indicating that his new club feared he'd once again be claimed on waivers. Murphy, who has played for the Rockies in each of the past four seasons, appeared in a career high 37 games in 2018.

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