The Giants have claimed 27-year old lefty reliever Jose Mijares off waivers from the Royals. Mijares pitched in 51 games (0 starts) this year for the Royals and he was 2-2 with a 2.56 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. He gave up 36 hits and walked 13 batters in 38 2/3 innings while whiffing 37 batters for the Royals this year, which is pretty darn impressive. Mijares has now pitched in 237 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 5-8 with a 3.04 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. It’s amazing to me that the Royals let Mijares go for nothing. This was a great move for the Giants.