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70 George Kontos RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | Birthdate: 6/12/1985 | Birthplace: Lincolnwood, IL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Francisco | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $494,500 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 905.00
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George Kontos recalled as 26th man


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) The Giants reliever George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno Thursday as the 26th man for Thursday's doubleheader, and he will be available for the second game the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Kontos had a 3.00 ERA in 21 innings for the Giants earlier in the season, and will return to Fresno following Thursday's game. He has a 2.08 ERA in 47 2/3 innings at Triple-A. 


Giants option George Kontos to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) The Giants optioned pitcher George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno after Saturday's game to clear a roster spot for Sunday starter Jake Peavy. Kontos has made 14 appearances with the Giants, going 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 21:8 K:BB ratio in 21 innings.

George Kontos picks up relief win Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Giants pitcher George Kontos (2-0) was awarded the win Monday night against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Kontos struck out three and allowed only one hit over two scoreless frames. He owns a 2.70 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 16 2/3 innings of relief.

George Kontos recalled from Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) The Giants recalled reliever George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno. He is 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA in 11 relief outings this season.

Giants activate Santiago Casilla, send down George Kontos


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) The Giants optioned pitcher George Kontos back down to Triple-A Fresno and reinstated reliever Santiago Casilla from the 15-day disabled list, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday.

George Kontos earns win in relief Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Giants pitcher George Kontos emerged with a win Wednesday after striking out two in 1 1/3 perfect innings in his team's 5-0 win over the Cubs.

Kontos (1-0) began the sixth inning having inherited a no-hitter from starter Tim Lincecum, and he was able to record four outs before handing the no-hitter over to another reliever, who spoiled the no-hit bid. Kontos has yet to allow a run on four hits and no walks in six innings while striking out six.


Giants place Santiago Casilla on DL, recall George Kontos


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) The Giants announced Thursday they placed reliever Santiago Casilla on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hamstring. Reliever George Kontos was recalled from Triple-A Fresno.

George Kontos sent down Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Giants reliever George Kontos will be sent down Saturday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kontos was absent from the team's lineup card Saturday, indicating he's been sent down. Tyler Colvin was brought up to take his roster spot.


Giants recall George Kontos


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) The Giants recalled reliever George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. He went 2-2 with a 4.39 ERA and one save for the Giants last year.

Giants make a pair of roster moves Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) The Giants announced a pair of roster moves on Sunday.

The team optioned pitcher George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno. Kontos allowed two runs over six innings pitched this spring.

The Giants also re-assigned pitcher Dan Runzler down to minor-league camp. Runzler went 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA over 6 2/3 Cactus League innings.

Giants plan to recall eight players


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) The San Francisco Giants announced Monday they will be recalling eight players from the minors on Tuesday prior to a game at San Diego, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The following players will be brought up from various levels of the minors: Infielders Nick Noonan and Ehire Adrianza; outfielders Francisco Peguero and Juan Perez; relievers George Kontos, Jake Dunning and Heath Hembree; and catcher Johnny Monell.

George Kontos optioned to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2013) The Giants optioned reliever George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno Tuesday. Kontos was 2-2 with a 5.05 ERA in 42 relief appearances for San Francisco.

George Kontos handed three-game suspension


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) Giants reliever George Kontos was handed a three-game suspension from the league for throwing at Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen during an at-bat Tuesday. Giants manager Bruce Bochy was given a one-game suspension as well.

Kontos was optioned to the minors after Tuesday's game, where he allowed three runs in 1 1/3 innings before being ejected.


Giants option George Kontos to Triple-A


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) The Giants have optioned reliever George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno, CSN San Francisco reports. Kontos posted a 5.76 ERA and allowed four home runs over 29 2/3 innings out of the bullpen.

George Kontos tossed for throwing at hitters


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2013) Giants reliever George Kontos was tossed along with manager Bruce Bochy Tuesday, after he hit Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen with a pitch.

Kontos was tossed after allowing three runs on four hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings. He struck out three batters.

Giants infielder Marco Scutaro had been hit by a pitch earlier in the game and had to exit, and Kontos had been previously warned after throwing behind Starling Marte earlier in the outing. 


Kontos blows first save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2012) San Francisco reliever George Kontos blew his first save of the season Sunday afternoon against the Rockies. Kontos relieved Barry Zito in the sixth inning with a one-run lead as he surrendered two runs and three hits to escape out of the inning. He was just credited with one of those two runs and struck out two in just two-thirds of an inning in a 9-6 comeback victory.