Travis Michael Bergen...Attended Kennesaw State Univerity (GA)...Combined to go 16-9 with a 3.11 ERA (74 ER/214.2 IP) across three seasons for the Owls...Won two games in the Tallahassee Regional in 2014, earning Most Outstanding Player honors, and helping Kennesaw State reach super regionals in their first-ever tournament appearance...Has a wife, Elise, and a golden retriever, Tampa, named after the city in which they spent most of their time while Travis rehabbed from Tommy John Surgery in 2016.
Held left-handed hitters to a .192 (5-for-26) average, while righties batted .265 (13-for-49)...16 of his 21 outings were scoreless...Made his MLB debut on March 29 at SD and faced one hitter, inducing an Ian Kinsler groundout to end the 6th inning...Earned his 1st career win as he retired the only batter he faced (Avisaíl García fly out) on April 6, 2019 vs. TB...Placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left shoulder on May 21...Transferred to the 60-day IL on July 18...Sent on rehab assignments with Advanced-A San Jose (2G) and Triple-A Sacramento (15G) from June 7-July 17...Activated on Aug. 8...Allowed four runs in 2.2 innings over three outings after his IL stint...Designated for assignment on Aug. 18 and returned to the Blue Jays on Aug. 21...Assigned to Triple-A Buffalo where he made three relief appearances to close out the season.
Young left-hander was added to the Giants' 40-man roster on December 13 after being selected from Toronto in the Rule 5 draft in Las Vegas, NV....Sported a minuscule 0.95 ERA in 43 relief appearances, notching eight saves and striking out 74 batters in 56.2 innings between Class A Advanced Dunedin and double-A New Hampshire...Allowed just six earned runs all season between the two teams and had a 22-inning scoreless stretch from July 3 to August 29...Was named a Mid-Season All-Star for Dunedin...Enters 2019 ranked as the Giants' 26th-best prospect by MLB Pipeline.