The San Francisco Giants and former Chicago Cubs’ right handed reliever Rafael Dolis were able to agree on a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training according to Randy Wehofer on Twitter.
— Randy Wehofer (@RandyWehofer) January 14, 2014
Dolis debuted with the Chicago Cubs back in 2011 after starting off his career with the Arizona League Cubs in Mesa, Arizona. The young right handed reliever picked up a handful of starts (25 with the Dayton Cubs in 2009) and didn’t do all that bad.
He only played in one game in 2011 against the San Diego Padres. Dolis pitched one and 1/3 innings with one strike out and two ground balls.
The workload picked up in 2012 as he pitched through 38 even innings for the Cubbies. He was tagged with 27 earned runs while striking out 24 and recording four saves/blown saves. His ERA shot to a career high 6.39.
Things came to a crawl in his final year with the Chicago Cubs organization. He appeared in only five games and completed five innings of work. Dolis wasn’t charged with any runs but was unable to record any saves or strikeouts.
Hopefully Rafael will be able to do great things with this San Francisco Giants bullpen, if he cracks the Major League roster in 2014.