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2024 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 11.2 0 1 7.71 8 5

Top Mason Black News

  • Giants' Mason Black: Recalled from Triple-A

    The Giants recalled Black from Triple-A Sacramento to start Friday's game against the Rockies, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Black was lit up for five runs in 4.1 innings during his MLB debut May 6, but he managed to bounce back in his second start, giving up just one run in 4.1 frames against the Reds. He'll return to the Giants' rotation and start Friday as Keaton Winn (forearm) lands on the injured list.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Goes three innings Friday

    Black allowed four runs on six hits and struck out two without walking a batter over three innings in a no-decision versus the Rockies on Friday.

    Black was tagged for three runs in the first inning and gave up a solo home run to Jordan Beck in the second. This was Black's shortest of three major-league starts so far, likely due to the poor first run through the lineup. He's now at a 7.71 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and 8:5 K:BB over 11.2 innings. The 24-year-old may have a chance to gain traction in the Giants' rotation while Keaton Winn (forearm) is on the injured list, though it's also possible Black gives way to Blake Snell (thigh) next week given the former's middling results so far for the Giants.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Demoted to Triple-A

    Black was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Black will head down to the minors after making his second start of the season Saturday against the Reds. He fared well, allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out two over 4.1 frames. The Giants have enough off days to go with a four-man rotation until Blake Snell (adductor) returns next week. Nick Avila was recalled in a corresponding move.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Better in second start

    Black allowed a run on four hits and two walks while striking out two over 4.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Reds on Saturday.

    Black put in a solid effort, though he walked two of the first three batters he faced in the fifth inning, and that was enough to end his second career start. The only run on his line was a solo shot from Elly De La Cruz in the fourth. Black has given up six runs on 12 hits, including two homers, over his first 8.2 major-league innings. Blake Snell (thigh) is beginning a rehab assignment Sunday, so it's possible Black may be kept in the majors for one or more starts depending on how long Snell's rehab takes. If he gets another turn through the rotation, Black is projected for a home start versus the Rockies, though the Giants could also skip his turn since they have an off day Thursday.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Receiving another start

    Black is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Reds in San Francisco.

    Black was touched up for five earned runs on eight hits and three walks over 4.1 innings in his MLB debut versus the Phillies on Monday, but he'll get at least one more chance to prove he belongs in the San Francisco rotation. The matchup with a Reds offense that ranks in the bottom five this season with an 80 wRC+ is a far more favorable one, and Black will also have the luxury of taking the hill in the pitcher-friendly confines of Oracle Park.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Struggles in MLB debut

    Black (0-1) took the loss Monday against Philadelphia, allowing five runs on eight hits and three walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out four.

    Despite the crooked numbers, Black was solid up until the sixth inning, where he allowed five hits -- including a three-run homer -- as part of a four-run frame. While Monday's start wasn't great, the Phillies are a top-five offense in most statistical categories and have caused trouble for some of the best pitchers in baseball. Considering Black's 1.01 ERA at Triple-A Sacramento and Blake Snell's (thigh) injury, Black should get another chance to prove himself, an opportunity which would likely come Saturday against Cincinnati.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Contract selected ahead of debut

    The Giants selected Black's contract from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Black is set to make his major-league debut Monday with a tough road matchup in Philadelphia. The 24-year-old has had a superb season with Sacramento, putting up a 1.01 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 29 strikeouts over 26.2 innings in six starts. With Blake Snell (thigh) seemingly at least another week or so away from returning from the 15-day injured list, Black could be asked to make an additional start this weekend at home against the Reds, though that could depend on how he performs Monday.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Set for major-league debut

    Black is expected to be called up from Triple-A Sacramento to start Monday's contest against the Phillies in Philadelphia, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

    Black is set for his major-league debut in Philadelphia, joining the Giants' big-league roster after producing a sparkling 1.01 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 29 strikeouts over 26.2 innings in six starts with Sacramento this season. The right-hander will be given a tall task facing the Phillies, but with Blake Snell (thigh) still on the shelf, Black will have a chance at sticking around San Francisco's rotation with a strong performance.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Reassigned to minors

    The Giants reassigned Black to minor-league camp Tuesday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    The 24-year-old will presumably start for the Giants at some point during the first week of the season with Blake Snell and Keaton Winn still building up and Alex Cobb (hip) destined for the injured list, but that doesn't mean Black needs to be included on the Opening Day roster. The right-hander can be called up at any point since he isn't yet on the 40-man roster.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Hit hard versus Reds

    Black allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out three without walking a batter over 3.1 innings Wednesday versus the Reds.

    Black has now allowed eight runs over 10.1 innings across four Cactus League outings (three starts). Things have not gone well for the Giants' rotation from a health standpoint this spring, which has seen Black gain momentum to potentially begin the year as a major-league starter despite his spring struggles. Keaton Winn (elbow) and Alex Cobb (hip) are still working their way back, leaving Black to compete with Spencer Howard and Daulton Jefferies for two spots in the rotation.

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  • Giants' Mason Black: Promoted to Triple-A

    The Giants promoted Black to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday.

    Black had a strong first half with Double-A Richmond, putting up a 3.57 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and a 83:21 K:BB through 63 innings across 16 starts. The 23-year-old righty will likely close out the season in Sacramento and has a chance to make his debut for the Giants sometime in 2024.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Scranton, PA
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R