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George Kontos | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.
Fresno owns a 3.07 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 16/5 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings this season with San Francisco. The 29-year-old righty will return to a middle relief role. Jul 21 - 11:57 AM

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Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.

The 29-year-old hurler posted a 3.07 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 16/5 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings with the Giants. He'll surely be back in the Giants bullpen at some point during the season.
Jun 15 - 8:44 PM

Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos tossed two scoreless innings in a short stint with the Giants earlier this season. The 28-year-old right-hander will operate in a middle relief role.
May 22 - 11:56 AM

Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos stay with the Giants lasted just a couple of days, appearing in one game and throwing a pair of scoreless innings. He'll continue to function as organizational bullpen depth, and should be back with the big league club soon.
May 10 - 2:06 PM

Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos failed to make the Giants' bullpen out of spring training and had some underwhelming numbers this season at Triple-A. He will pitch in middle relief.
May 6 - 4:42 PM

Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno

The 28-year-old right-hander struggled a bit in Cactus League play, posting a 3.38 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 2/3 K/BB ratio over 5 1/3 innings of work. He appeared in 52 games with the Giants in 2013, and should get plenty of chances to work out of their pen again in 2014.
Mar 23 - 8:19 PM

Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno

Kontos returns to a 5.05 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 46 1/3 innings this season with the Giants. The 28-year-old will provide bullpen depth.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 12:29:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos has a rough 5.05 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 46 1/3 innings this season with San Francisco. The right-hander will try to turn it around in the minor leagues.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos holds a 5.76 ERA but has struck out a batter per inning during his time with the big club this season. He has appealed his previous three-game suspension for throwing at the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, so he's eligible to pitch Monday.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 06:16:00 PM

George Kontos has been suspended three games for throwing at Andrew McCutchen on Tuesday night.

Kontos was optioned to the minors on Wednesday, so he'll serve the suspension when (or if) he gets called back up. The 28-year-old right-hander has posted an ugly 5.76 ERA in 31 relief appearances this season. Giants manager Bruce Bochy also got a one-game suspension.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.

Sandy Rosario was called up to replace him on the active roster. Kontos, 28, has a rough 5.76 ERA in 31 appearances this season. He'll try to get back on track in the minors.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 03:21:00 PM

George Kontos has allowed six runs on 11 hits and two walks in his last three appearances.

The Northwestern product has seen better days. Though Kontos' 5.79 ERA this season is undoubtedly inflated by some bad luck, his days on the active roster may be numbered.
Fri, May 24, 2013 03:48:00 AM

Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos was acquired from the Yankees this offseason and was dominating (1.74 ERA) in the minors. He could be a useful bullpen piece now that he's finally healthy.
Sat, Jun 9, 2012 01:14:00 PM

Giants acquired RHP George Kontos from the Yankees for C Chris Stewart.

Stewart was out of options, so the Giants did pretty well here. Kontos only made five appearance this spring due to an oblique injury, but had an impressive 2.62 ERA and 91/26 K/BB ratio in 89 1/3 innings last season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He could be a useful bullpen piece at some point.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 03:41:00 PM

George Kontos (oblique) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday.

Kontos has been sidelined with an oblique strain since the early days of camp. If all goes well Saturday, he'll continue on with a regular routine and could face hitters within a few days. The 26-year-old right-hander is running out of time to impress this spring.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 10:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Adam Duvall
3Travis Ishikawa
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
3Dan Uggla
4Tony Abreu
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Tyler Colvin
3Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Jake Peavy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Jeremy Affeldt
3Sergio Romo
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Yusmeiro Petit