April 12, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Emmanuel Burriss reacts after catching a line drive during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Giants won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
The San Francisco Giants have designated infielder Emmanuel Burriss for assignment, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area (via Twitter). The move was required to clear a roster spot on the team's roster for the recently acquired infielder Marco Scutaro and returning first baseman/outfielder Aubrey Huff.
#SFGiants put Sandoval on the DL. Burriss designated for assignment. Huff and Scutaro activated.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) July 28, 2012
Burriss, 27, hit just .214/.273/.221 in 144 plate appearances over 52 games with the Giants this season. He hit just one extra base on the year and the speedy infielder stole just 5 bases. The Giants could trade Burriss within the ten day clock, but the former first-round pick heading back to Class Triple-A Fresno is also a possibility.
He hasn't played in the minors at all this season, but did hit .297/.386/.389 in 206 plate appearances with more walks (22) than strikeouts (19) in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.