Giants ink Curtis Partch to minor league deal


C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Giants have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with relief pitcher Curtis Partch. The deal also includes an invitation to major league spring training, where the right-hander will attempt to earn a place in San Francisco’s Opening Day bullpen.

Partch was non-tendered by the Reds earlier this month after posting an underwhelming 4.75 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 22/24 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings (20 relief appearances) between the 2013-2014 seasons. He will turn 28 years old in mid-February.