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Wednesday BP: 29 Giants Minor Leaguers elect free agency

29 Giants Minor Leaguers, including Arismendy Alcántara have elected free agency.

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It’s officially offseason time, and that was made clear on Tuesday, when 29 San Francisco Giants Minor Leaguers elected free agency.

Probably most notable on the list is infielder Arismendy Alcántara, who had a very strong season with AAA Sacramento. A switch-hitter, Alcántara hit .280/.337/.586 (119 wRC+), though those numbers were a bit higher before a slow end to the season. But with the Giants having a ton of depth in the infield, he never got a call to the Majors — nor did Jason Krizan, who also elected free agency.

Also included Luis Alexander Basabe, who was on the active roster a bit in 2020, and Sandro Fabian, who spent plenty of time as a top 10 prospect in the organization. 2020 Opening Day roster maker Joe McCarthy also elected free agency, as well as Braden Bishop, older brother of Giants 2019 first-round pick Hunter Bishop. And a fair number of intriguing relief arms, too.

All of these players can return to the Giants, and many surely will.

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Have a great Wednesday, friends.