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Giants claim P Mijares from Royals

The San Francisco Giants claimed pitcher Jose Mijares off waivers from the Kansas City Royals Monday.

The 27-year-old left-hander went 2-2 with a 2.56 ERA in 51 relief appearances for the Royals this season. He has held left-handed hitters to a .214 average this season and has struck out 37 in 38 2/3 innings.

Mijares has a 5-8 record with a 3.04 earned run average over 237 career games for the Twins and Royals.