‘None at all’: Controversial views not a factor in Giants’ decision to trade reliever Sam Coonrod

The San Francisco Giants traded reliever Sam Coonrod to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, but president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Coonrod’s controversial opinions on the Black Lives Matter movement did not play a role in the team’s decision to cut ties. “None at all,” Zaidi told reporters. In exchange for Coonrod, a 28-year-old right-hander who regularly topped 100 miles per hour last season, the Giants received pitching prospect Carson Ragsdale, the Phillies’ fourth-round draft pick in 2020. Prior to the Giants’ opening night matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 23…

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