The San Francisco Giants released right-hander Kameron Loe on Saturday.
His contract called for him to be added to the 40-man roster by Sunday or be given his release and it didn’t appear the big 32-year-old would get past Yusmeiro Petit or David Huff for a job in long relief.
Loe made five Cactus League appearances for San Francisco, but had not pitched in a game since March 15. He had a 3.38 ERA, allowing 10 hits and two walks with two strikeouts in eight innings.
Loe signed a minor-league contract with the Giants in January after pitching for three teams in 2013, the Mariners, Cubs and Braves.
He combined for a 5.85 ERA and 1.900 WHIP in 20 innings over 16 appearances, including one start, with 12 strikeouts. He also made 27 appearances, 10 of them starts, with two saves at the Braves’ Triple-A Gwinnett affiliate, with a 3.07 ERA and 1.218 WHIP in 76.1 innings, striking out 37.
Loe was originally a 20th-round pick of the Rangers out of Cal State Northridge in 2002 and debuted with Texas in 2004. He has also pitched for the Brewers in a career that has spanned parts of nine major-league seasons.