The Giants released a mixture of youngsters and minor-league veterans on Wednesday, with 13 cuts coming in all. Henry Schulman broke the news and Conner Penfold fleshed out the names, lest we think Pat Rapp and Dan Otero were re-released.
The players, in alphabetical order:
Or, if you want a little more information ...
Reliever drafted in 23rd round in 2007
24-year-old utility player who was in Augusta last year
Local kid, 26-year-old middle infielder who had stellar short-season debut in 2009
Picked in the 17th round of the 2011 draft, a 22-year-old swingman who pitched at Augusta last year
The outfielder was an 11th-rounder in 2011, didn't play in 2013
21-year-old reliever who never made it out of rookie ball
The 29th-round pick in 2012. Corner infielder had great rookie-ball numbers, but was 22 at the time
24-year-old corner infielder who played at Augusta last year after being drafted in the 28th round in 2012
2011 draftee out of Puerto Rico (18th round) who played middle infield, last for Salem-Keizer
24-year-old reliever orginally in the Mets' organization.
(Edit: The original version of this story said Leo Rojas was released. Apologies.)
25-year-old who started 17 games for Augusta last year
Guy I would have traded Sergio Romo for back in 2006
Reliever picked by the Rockies three picks before Madison Bumgarner in the first round of the 2007 draft
Best of luck to all of the players, and hopefully they'll catch on somewhere. Steven Goldman reminded me of this cat the other day:
June 9, 1962: Signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent.
November 26, 1962: Drafted by the Washington Senators from the Cleveland Indians in the 1962 first-year draft.
August 4, 1964: Sent to the Baltimore Orioles to complete an earlier deal made on March 31, 1964 for Buster Narum.
March 10, 1966: Traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Cleveland Indians for Cam Carreon.
October 15, 1968: Drafted by the Seattle Pilots from the Cleveland Indians as the 28th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.
April 1, 1969: Traded by the Seattle Pilots to the Kansas City Royals for John Gelnar and Steve Whitaker.
No one wanted Lou Piniella, Rookie of the Year and All-Star. Probably because he was too loud. But if you're looking for a positive spin, young players ...