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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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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

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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

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.
Tue, May 6, 2014 04:42:00 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.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 08:19:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Trevor Brown
4George Kottaras
5Miguel Olivo
1B1Brandon Belt
2Kyle Blanks
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Ramiro Pena
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Hak-Ju Lee
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
3Ryan Lollis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Chris Heston
6Matt Cain
7Clayton Blackburn
8Kyle Crick
9Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Ian Gardeck
7Steven Okert
8Cory Gearrin
9Jacob Smith
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway
12Vin Mazzaro
13Braulio Lara