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Giants claim former Orioles outfielder off waivers



© Tommy Gilligan | 2018 Sep 29

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have claimed outfielder John Andreoli off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

Andreoli hit .230 (14-for-61) over 26 Major League games (19 starts) in 2018 between the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles. He made his MLB debut with Seattle on May 23 at Oakland and recorded his first career hit that night. Andreoli was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from Seattle on August 18.

The 28-year-old spent the majority of the 2018 season with triple-A Tacoma, hitting .287 (94-for-327) with a .397 OBP, 18 doubles, five triples, three home runs, 54 runs, and 36 RBI over 89 games. Over eight career minor league seasons, he’s posted a .270 average and a .373 OBP with 247 stolen bases in 773 games. Andreoli was named a MILB.com Organization All-Star in 2012, 2013 and 2016 while with the Chicago Cubs.

To clear a spot for Andreoli on the Giants 40-man roster, RHP Derek Law was designated for assignment.