J.C. Gutierrez

Giants re-sign J.C. Gutierrez

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Designated for assignment and dropped from the 40-man roster by the Giants last month, right-hander J.C. Gutierrez has re-signed with San Francisco on a minor-league contract.

Gutierrez would have been due for a raise to around $1.5 million via arbitration, so the Giants definitely saved money this way, but it’s a little surprising he didn’t generate any interest from other teams after throwing 64 innings with a 3.96 ERA and 44/16 K/BB ratio this past season.

He’ll get an invitation to spring training and the hard-throwing 31-year-old seems likely to see action as a middle reliever at some point in 2015.