Right-hander Jeff Suppan's pursuit of a job with the World Series champion Giants ended on Tuesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Giants general manager Brian Sabean called the decision "mutual." Suppan would have earned $1 million this season had he been on the Giants' 25-man Opening Day roster. The 36-year-old hurler had his best season in 2004, posting a record of 16-9 with a 4.15 ERA for the National League champion Cardinals.
The career year landed Suppan a four-year, $42 million contract with the Brewers. His stint with Milwaukee ended last season after 15 appearances and a 7.84 ERA, but he returned to the Cardinals a compiled a 3.84 ERA in 15 appearances. Suppan has a 138-143 career record over 16 seasons and 442 appearances, including 411 starts.
Jim Street is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.