Drew Stubbs Out, Justin Ruggiano In

After a 2-for-22 start, the San Francisco Giants designated Drew Stubbs for assignment and called up Justin Ruggiano, as the Giants’ game of musical chairs continues.  I’m highly doubtful that Justin Ruggiano is going to solve the problem.

Ruggiano sure didn’t hit in 15 games at AAA Sacramento, slashing .259/.298/.352.  Both Carlos Moncrief (.327/.422/.455) and Orlando Calixte (.265/.314/.427) were hitting better than Ruggiano in the River Cats outfield, and I’d have promoted Moncrief, if the choice were up to me, since neither he nor Ruggiano was on the 40-Man until Stubbs got dropped.

However, not one of the current outfielders on the Giants’ 25-man roster currently has an OPS as high as .700, so Ruggiano should fit right in.  Anyway, he’ll get a shot at having one last major league hurrah at age 35.

In other news, the Arizona Diamondbacks promoted former Giant outfielder Gregor Blanco to the majors after what appears to be some minor league rehab.  Blanco got a hit in his first plate appearance of the 2017 MLB season.

I can certainly see why the Giants decided to let Blanco and Angel Pagan walk after the 2016 season, but it sure hasn’t turned out the way the Giants hoped.

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