Thursday, December 13, 2012

Offseason Giants update- Dec. 13, 2012

OF Andres Torres is back, signing a one-year deal.

The team also re-signed P Shane Loux to a minor-league deal and signed P Chad Gaudin to a minor league contract as well.

Also at the Rule 5 Draft on December 6, the Giants neither drafted nor lost any players in the Major League phase. In the Triple-A phase, they drafted P Scott Shuman from the Tampa Bay organization.
They lost P Cameron Lamb (who pitched 2012 with low-A Salem-Keizer) to Houston.

Ex-Giants news:
-Eli Whiteside is waived for the third time this off-season (SF, NYY, Tor). Texas has now claimed him.
-Jeff Keppinger signs with the White Sox.
-P Kevin Correia signs with Minneosta
-2B Eugenio Velez signs a minor-league deal with Toronto

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Giants Off-season update

Catching up with the last few weeks:

November 30 was the non-tender deadline, meaning the team had to offer contracts to its arbitration eligible players, or they could become free-agents. Of that group, the team declined to offer a tender to P Brian Wilson.

Recapping the off-season moves thus far:

Activated from 60-day DL:
2B Freddy Sanchez
P Eric Surkamp
P Brian Wilson

Free agents:
P Jeremey Affeldt (re-signed with SF on 11/14/12)
OF Melky Cabrera (signed with Tor on 11/19/12)
2B Emmanuel Burris (outrighted by Giants on 11/06/12; elected free agency on 11/08/12; signed with Cin on 11/14/12)
P Clay Hensley (outrighted by Giants and elected free agency on 11/06/12)
P Guillemro Mota
OF Xavier Nady
OF Angel Pagan
P Brad Penny
2B Freddy Sanchez
2B Marco Scutaro
2B Ryan Theriot
1B Aubrey Huff

Added to 40-man roster (on 11/12/12)
P Jake Dunning
P Edwin Escobar
OF Juan Perez
INF Nick Noonan
P Chris Heston
Minor-league free agent signings
P Eric Hacker (re-signs on 11/14/12)
C Tyler LaTorre (re-signed with SF)
P Will Lebron (did not play affiliated baseball in 2012; last for KC organization in 2011) [as reported by transaction ticker]
P Fabio Castillo (from Tex; reported by Baseball America)
C Guillermo Quiroz (from Bos, reported by Baseball America
Also, reports that the team re-signed P Boof Bonser

Minor-leauge free agents (list confirmed by Baseball America)
P Brian Burres
OF Justin Christian (signed with Cin)
P Hector Correa signs with the Dodgers on 11/14/12
3B Jose Flores
1B Wes Hodges
P Andrew Kown
1B/OF Todd Linden
P Shane Loux
P Rafael Martinez
P Scott Munter
P Wilmin Rodriguez
P Clayton Tanner
P Craig Whitaker
P Matt Yourkin

Designated for Assignment and claimed
C Eli Whiteside (by NYY on xxx; then DFA'd again by NYY on 11/28/12)

Notable former player tracker:
OF Nate Schierholz was non-tendered by Phi and elected free agency.
OF Andres Torres was non-tendered by NYM and elected free agency.
2B Mike Fontenot signs with Tampa Bay (from Phi)
P Alex Hinshaw signs with Tor on 11/21/12 (played for Chi-N and SD in 2012)
P Zack Wheeler is added to NYM 40-man roster on 11/18/12
OF Darren Ford signs wiht Pit on 11/06/12

Also, Giants mortal enemy OF Scott Cousins has been designated for assignment and claimed (in order) by Miami, Toronto, Seattle and is now with Los Angeles of Anaheim.