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Giants sign Pomeranz to MLB deal after 3-year hiatus from majors

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The San Francisco Giants signed left-hander Drew Pomeranz to a major-league contract Friday, three years after he last pitched in the big leagues, the team announced.

Pomeranz began the season in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, making eight appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City before he was released Friday.

The Tennessee native pitched for the Giants in 2019, posting a 5.68 ERA in 21 appearances, including 17 starts. He transitioned into a full-time reliever and resurrected his career following a trade to the Milwaukee Brewers that year.

Pomeranz used a solid finish to the 2019 campaign to earn a four-year, $34-million deal with the San Diego Padres prior to the 2020 season.

The 35-year-old pitched well for the Padres, posting a 2.21 ERA and 10.7 K/9 in 47 appearances across two campaigns before injuries, including an elbow operation, took their toll.

The Giants optioned right-hander Mason Black to Triple-A Sacramento and designated catcher Jakson Reetz for assignment in corresponding moves.

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