According to a report from Andrew Baggarly on Thursday, the San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of infielder Grant Green from Triple-A Sacramento. In doing so, the Giants will allow Green to make his club debut on Thursday evening against the Oakland Athletics.
The soon-to-be 29-year-old infielder will be starting at second base for manager Bruce Bochy with ace Madison Bumgarner taking the the mound.
Green previously spent time with the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics. A three-year big league veteran, he split his rookie campaign in 2013 between both clubs while then going onto stay in Los Angeles through last season.
Now set to make his first appearance in 2016 in addition to his Giants debut, Green currently owns a career .249 batting average with three home runs, 31 RBI and a .283 on-base percentage across 109 games and 281 at bats.
On the other hand, the Giants were forced to make several moves in order to clear a spot on their 40-man roster on Thursday. In addition to optioning right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton to Triple-A Sacramento, the club also designated fellow right-hander Jake Smith for assignment.
Leading to Thursday’s slew of transactions, starting second baseman Joe Panik is currently serving a stint on the Giants’ seven-day concussion disabled list. While it does not appear that Panik will be forced to miss an extended period of time due to the head trouble, he was originally scratched earlier in the week against the Athletics due to concussion-like symptoms.
Nonetheless, the Giants sport a 5.5-game lead in the in the National League West division as it stands today.
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