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George Kontos | Relief Pitcher | #70

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Northwestern
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Giants GM Bobby Evans suggested Thursday that the club will tender a contract to George Kontos.
Evans said in his season-closing press conference at AT&T Park that the arbitration-eligible reliever "is in our mix for 2017." Kontos posted an impressive 2.53 ERA in 53 1/3 innings during the 2016 regular season while earning $1.15 million. He should get a bump near $3 million. Oct 13 - 2:43 PM

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Giants activated RHP George Kontos from the 15-day disabled list.

Kontos missed a month with a strained flexor tendon. He had registered a 1.59 ERA over his first eight appearances this season out of the Giants' bullpen. The right-hander had a 2.33 ERA in 73 appearances last year.
May 17 - 3:50 PM

George Kontos (elbow) is expected to be activated Tuesday.

Kontos made a rehab appearance Friday and is scheduled to make another Saturday. Assuming the back-to-back outings go well, the right-hander will be activated ahead of the Giants' series against the Padres. He's been sidelined since April 17 with a strained flexor tendon.
Source: CSN Bay Area
May 14 - 12:02 PM

George Kontos (elbow) expects to be activated from the disabled list next week.

Kontos allowed one hit and struck out one over one inning of work in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday. It sounds like he'll make another appearance or two, but he's not far off. The 30-year-old has been out since April 17 with a strained flexor tendon.
May 9 - 7:30 PM

George Kontos (elbow) will face live hitters Friday before making a rehab appearance for Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.

Kontos could be activated from the disabled list if Sunday's outing goes well. He's been sidelined the past two weeks with a strained flexor tendon. The right-hander owns an impressive 1.59 ERA across eight appearances this year.
May 5 - 7:49 PM

George Kontos (elbow) threw 40 pitches off a bullpen mound Tuesday and felt fine.

He'll make a simulated appearance on Friday and should then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Kontos, a bullpen workhorse for the Giants in 2015, has been out since April 19 due to a flexor strain.
May 3 - 6:46 PM

George Kontos (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session without issue on Sunday.

It's the second time over the weekend that the right-hander has been able to throw without any problems. He should be sent out on a minor league rehab assignment soon and is on track to rejoin the Giants bullpen in early May.
May 1 - 9:59 PM

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

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