May 21, 2012: Milwaukee, WI, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Emmanuel Burriss (2) bats during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The Giants defeated the Brewers 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
The San Francisco Giants have outrighted infielder Emmanuel Burriss to Class Triple-A Fresno, according to the team's official transactions page. The move comes just a few days after the Giants designated the light-hitting infielder for assignment, which was done to create room for then-newly acquired infielder Marco Scutaro.
The 27-year old batted just 214/.273/.221 in 144 plate appearances over 52 games with the Giants this season. The only reason Burriss' slugging perecentage wasn't lower is because of the one extra base hit (a double) he had hit during the season. Despite possessing speed, he was only able to steal five bases.
Before Scutaro was acquired, Burriss had provided infield depth for the Giants. But, Scutaro is clearly a better option for the team so they sent him down to Triple-A.
Burriss last played in the minors during the 2010 season and batted .297/.386/.389 in 206 plate appearances with more walks (22) than strikeouts (19) in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.