Brgy. Ginebra came up with a surprise move by plucking out self-confessed Ginebra hater Jared Dillinger from the free agent pool.
The 35-year old Dillinger was left by the Meralco Bolts out of its official roster for the ongoing Commissioner’s Cup after the two camps apparently failed to come to terms.
This development was first was reported by PBA head statistician Fidel Mangonon III via post on his Twitter account and later on collaborated by Sports5 commentator Carlo Pamintuan after getting confirmation from an unnamed source within the team.
A source from Ginebra confirms that they have indeed picked up Jared Dillinger as first announced by @thepbaologist. Source also said Dillinger will not play tomorrow just yet.
— Carlo Pamintuan (@carlo_pamintuan) May 31, 2019
If signed, Dillinger will suit up for his third team after TNT and Meralco.
The 6-foot-3 Fil-Am was a 2nd overall pick by TNT in the 2008 Rookie Draft. He played for 5 seasons with the KaTropa before being dealt to the Bolts in a three-team trade which also involved the now-defunct Barako Bull.
Dillinger played 5 games for the Bolts last Philippine Cup and submitted averages of 7.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.