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Giants trade Matt Herges to Diamondbacks for Doug DeVore
06/03/2005 2:15 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO -- Five days after designating him for assignment, the San Francisco Giants have traded right-handed pitcher Matt Herges and cash considerations to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league outfielder Doug DeVore, club Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean announced today.

Devore will report to triple-A Fresno, as the Grizzlies will wrap up a three-game series at Arizona's Tucson affiliate this evening.

The 27-year-old, left-handed hitting DeVore batted .224 (24-for-107) with three doubles, two triples, three home runs and 13 RBI over his first 50 Major League games in 2004 with Arizona. A lifetime .281 hitter (654-for-2,324) at the minor league level, he was batting .289 (43-for-149) with nine doubles, seven roundtrippers and 32 RBI in 44 games this year with triple-A Tucson. A versatile defender, DeVore played all three outfield positions for the Diamondbacks last summer.

Herges, a 35-year-old right-hander, went 6-6 with 23 saves and a 4.30 ERA (58er, 121.1ip) over 118 relief outings after being acquired by San Francisco from San Diego on July 13, 2003. One of just nine pitchers in Giants franchise history to record 20 saves in a season with his career-high 23 rescues in 2004, he was 1-1 with a 4.71 mark (11er, 21.0ip) in 21 appearances this year. The seven-year veteran with a lifetime 30-26 record and 3.66 ERA in 371 big league games (four starts), Herges was designated for assignment on May 29 after San Francisco acquired reliever LaTroy Hawkins the previous day.

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