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Giants add Kontos to bolster 'pen, option Duvall

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SAN FRANCISCO -- After a subpar performance by the bullpen in Sunday's 14-6 loss to the Nationals, the Giants on Monday added a back-end relief arm by recalling right-hander George Kontos. First baseman Adam Duvall was optioned to Triple-A Fresno to make room on the 25-man roster, the team announced.

Kontos is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 14 appearances with the Giants this season. The 29-year-old last appeared in a game with the Giants on July 25.

Duvall has hit .180 with two home runs and three RBIs in 21 games in the Majors this season. The rookie was 1-for-14 (.077) in his last six games.

Ryan Hood is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanhood19. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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