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George Kontos | Relief Pitcher | #70

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Northwestern
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (0) / NYY
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George Kontos (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday.
It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since being diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain. Kontos should be ready for a rehab assignment before long. Apr 29 - 5:44 PM

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George Kontos (elbow) has played catch on back-to-back days.

Kontos landed on the disabled list last week a right flexor strain. While he's beginning to ramp things up, Giants manager Bruce Bochy estimates that he's still a couple of weeks away from returning.
Apr 25 - 8:29 PM

George Kontos (elbow) expects to be ready to return to the Giants' bullpen in two weeks.

Kontos was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with what is officially being called a flexor strain. But the right-hander termed it "mild" elbow tendinitis in his chat with the media after that move was made. Kontos had a stellar 2.33 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 73 1/3 innings last season for the Giants and he was off to a good start this year.
Apr 19 - 7:05 PM

Giants placed RHP George Kontos on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor strain.

Kontos had allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings this season for the Giants after delivering a 2.33 ERA and 0.94 WHIP across 73 1/3 frames in 2015. It's a big loss, no matter how long he is sidelined. There is no timetable for a return at this point.
Apr 19 - 6:02 PM

George Kontos will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor strain.

An official move will be announced Tuesday. It's another tough blow for the Giants' bullpen, who has already lost Sergio Romo to a flexor strain. Kontos was off to a nice start this season, allowing just one run over 5 2/3 innings of work.
Apr 19 - 8:38 AM

Giants and RHP George Kontos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.15 million contract.

It's just a hair above the midpoint of figures exchanged last month. A first-time arbitration-eligible player as a Super 2 qualifier, Kontos held a 2.33 ERA and 0.94 WHIP over 73 1/3 frames in 2015.
Feb 1 - 4:20 PM

George Kontos requested $1.35 million and was offered $850,000 by the Giants when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

With a sizeable gap between the two sides, this one could go to arbitration. The 30-year-old hurler is first-time eligible as a Super 2 qualifier. Kontos registered a terrific 2.33 ERA, 0.94 WHIP over 73 1/3 frames in 2015.
Jan 15 - 6:59 PM

Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos holds a 3.00 ERA and 21/8 K/BB ratio over 21 frames in the majors this season. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.

He was up as the 26th man during Thursday's abbreviated doubleheader but didn't make an appearance. Kontos will return when rosters expand.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos will serve as the Giants' 26th man for their second game Thursday at Wrigley Field. The 29-year-old right-hander has a cool 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 21 innings this year in the majors.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos has gone back-and-forth between the majors and minors a few times this season even though he's pitched well with the big club, posting a 3.00 ERA while striking out 21 over 21 frames. He'll be back eventually.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 08:35:00 AM

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.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 11:57:00 AM

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.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 08:44:00 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.
Thu, May 22, 2014 11:56:00 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.
Sat, May 10, 2014 02:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Michael Broadway
10Steven Okert