Blogmaster Baggs is reporting that the Giants have optioned down 2B Emmanuel Burriss to AAA Fresno and purchased the contract of 2B Matt Downs.
The Giants optioned Emmanuel Burriss, who was in an 0-for-27 slide, and purchased the contract of Matt Downs from Triple-A Fresno. To create a 40-man spot, Triple-A catcher Steve Holm was DFAd.
Weird that the Giants call up Downs instead of Frandsen. I wonder how wide the gap between him and the organization is growing?* And could Brian Wilson throw a baseball across it? Anyways, Downs wasn’t exactly lighting up AAA with the Grizzlies. Hitting .288/.333/.453 (.354 wOBA / +2.8 runs by wRAA) isn’t exactly impressive in the PCL. But, Downs has shown some slight power potential in his brief minor league career but he still profiles more as utility player than a starting 2B in the majors.
*Correction: Actually, Frandsen wasn’t eligible to be called up because he was just sent down so recently. He has to wait 10 days after returning to AAA before he can be eligible to be recalled to the majors again. Duh.
I’ve got a feeling that Kevin Frandsen just removed the Giants from his Christmas card mailing list. Downs starts tonight and hits 8th.