Why Giants are excited about South African-born prospect Kieran Lovegrove


You probably missed it, but the Giants made an under-the-radar move late in November that has boom or bust potential. 

Across the minor-league transaction wire, the Giants signed 24-year-old reliever Kieran Lovegrove, a move that can bring major results in the future. Just ask president of baseball operation Farhan Zaidi. 

“He’s a terrific arm, a terrific prospect,” Zaidi said Wednesday on KNBR. 

Lovegrove was born in South Africa and was the Indians’ third-round pick out of Mission Viejo High School in 2012. This past season was his best to date and he even suited up for Team World in the Futures Game. Mostly pitching in Double-A with three innings at Triple-A and 10 games at Advanced Single-A, the…

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