Giants sign pair of relievers
Kim, who yielded Bonds' 715th, comes out of retirement
SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Byung-Hyun Kim, who surrendered Barry Bonds' 715th home run, and left-hander Horacio Ramirez have signed Minor League contracts, the Giants announced Monday.
Kim, 31, owns a 54-60 record, a 4.42 ERA and 86 saves in nine Major League seasons with Arizona, Boston, Colorado and Florida. He has not pitched in the Majors since 2007, one year after he yielded the homer that made Bonds the No. 2 home run hitter in history, breaking a tie with Babe Ruth. Bonds ultimately became the all-time home run leader.Kim retired from baseball after Pittsburgh released him in 2008 during Spring Training. He was a National League All-Star in 2002, when he compiled an 8-3 record with a 2.04 ERA and 36 saves for Arizona. Ramirez, 30, is 39-35 in seven big league seasons with Atlanta, Seattle, Kansas City and the Chicago White Sox. He was at his best as a rookie with Atlanta in 2003, when he finished 12-4 with a 4.00 ERA in 29 starts.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.