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Jeff Fassero | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (51) / 1/5/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 214
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi
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Jeff Fassero, who announced his retirement last spring, is planning on attempting a comeback at age 45.
Fassero hopes to make teams take notice by throwing in the Mexican Pacific League. He last pitched for a major league team in May 2006, when the Giants cut him. Sun, Dec 9, 2007 12:31:00 PM

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After failing to impress the Dodgers during a Feb. 2 workout, 44-year-old Jeff Fassero has decided to call it a career.

Fassero took the rest of 2006 off after being cut by the Giants last May. While he was largely mediocre in the second half of his 16-year career, Fassero had quite a run for a guy who didn't debut until age 28. He finishes at 121-125 with a 4.11 ERA in 242 starts and 478 relief appearances. His prime as a starting pitcher didn't last long, but he had 15 wins with a 3.30 ERA for the Expos in 1996 and 16 wins with a 3.61 ERA for Seattle in 1997.
Fri, Feb 9, 2007 06:19:00 PM

Giants designated LHP Jeff Fassero for assignment.

Fassero, 43, is coming off his best season since 2001, but he opened this year by giving up 13 runs in 15 innings. That he's left-handed and will pitch in any role he's asked to undertake has helped keep him in the league, but his 16-year run may have just come to an end.
Mon, May 8, 2006 08:00:00 PM

Jeff Fassero worked four innings and gave up four runs in his spot start against the Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Brad Hennessey remains on the roster, so it doesn't look like Fassero will get any additional starts while Noah Lowry remains on the DL.
Tue, Apr 18, 2006 01:26:00 AM

Giants re-signed LHP Jeff Fassero to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Fassero turns 43 in January, but the Giants are giving him guaranteed money after he finished last season with a 4.05 ERA in 91 IP. It was the first time since 2001 that he posted an ERA under 5.00, so a repeat performance is pretty unlikely. Even though he was adequate in his six starts last season, the Giants would prefer that he be kept in the pen throughout next year. Fassero can earn an extra $100,000 in bonuses.
Fri, Oct 28, 2005 04:29:00 PM

Manager Felipe Alou said he would like swingman Jeff Fassero back in 2006, when the reliever will be 43.

GM Ned Colletti added, ''He's been able to pitch on two days' rest or 10 days' rest. You wouldn't want a kid to be in that position. What he can bring, you can't get out of a kid.'' With a 3.94 ERA in 80 innings as a reliever and spot starter, the 15-year vet still has some Fantasy value.
Sun, Sep 4, 2005 09:02:00 AM

Jeff Fassero was tagged for five runs in four innings tonight in a loss to the Padres.

Fassero has allowed nine runs in nine innings since taking Jesse Foppert's place in the rotation. It shouldn't be much longer before he returns to the pen. If not Brett Tomko, then Brad Hennessey can replace him.
Sun, Jul 3, 2005 12:49:00 AM

Surprise starter Jeff Fassero allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings tonight against the A's.

Fassero had allowed one run in 10 1/3 innings as a reliever since making his previous start on June 8. He's expected to stay in the rotation for now, but the Giants should eventually do better.
Sat, Jun 25, 2005 12:45:00 AM

Jeff Fassero, who started on Thursday, pitched two scoreless innings of relief today against the Indians.

Take this as a big hint that Fassero is returning to the pen and Jesse Foppert is about to be called up to join the rotation.
Sun, Jun 12, 2005 07:15:00 PM

Jeff Fassero allowed four runs in five innings to lose to the Royals tonight in his return to the rotation.

The Giants will want to return Fassero to the pen at some point. Whether it happens within the next couple of weeks could depend on Jesse Foppert's performance in the minors.
Thu, Jun 9, 2005 01:46:00 AM

Jeff Fassero is expected to rejoin the starting rotation this week.

He's slated for a start on Wednesday against the Royals.
Mon, Jun 6, 2005 09:41:00 AM

Jeff Fassero will be sent back to the bullpen now that the Giants have Jason Schmidt back.

Brad Hennessey stays in the rotation. Manager Felipe Alou said he'd give Fassero a chance to close games when Tyler Walker needs a night off, but don't read a lot into that.
Tue, May 24, 2005 11:51:00 PM

Jeff Fassero picked up his first win since August by allowing two runs in six innings against the Athletics tonight.

Fassero has made a case for staying in the rotation following Jason Schmidt's return, but since the Giants like what he contributes out of the pen, they'll probably stick with Brad Hennessey.
Sun, May 22, 2005 12:37:00 AM

Jeff Fassero will get his third start on Saturday at home vs. Oakland.

No word on how long he'll be in the rotation. He had a rough outing in his last game, giving up five runs in just three innings, but the Giants don't have many other options.
Fri, May 20, 2005 08:25:00 AM

Jeff Fassero gave up five runs in three innings aganst the Astros tonight to lose in his first decision of the year.

Fassero was able to handle the league's worst offense (Pittsburgh) five days ago, but the second worst had plenty of success against him. Whether he'll remain in the rotation figures to be decided within the next couple of days. The alternatives aren't great.
Sun, May 15, 2005 11:27:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Guillermo Quiroz
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
3Chris Dominguez
LF1Michael Morse
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
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PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum
9Chris Heston
10Erik Cordier
11Hunter Strickland
12Brett Bochy
13Mike Kickham